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Cellarette

Cellarette
Title
Cellarette
Date 
1800-1810
Medium 
Mahogany, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 27 x 24 1/4 x 19 in. ( 68.6 x 61.6 x 48.3 cm )
Description 
Mahogany cellarette with tapering oval-cylindrical body and hinged lid; barrel construction with three brass bands; brass hinges and lock; lead lining with eight compartments around central compartment; four square, outswept legs.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Object Number 
1956.133
Gallery Label 
Cellarettes were portable wine coolers with lead-lined interior compartments. They could be stored beneath the sideboard and rolled out for use at meal time. This example was used in the Verplanck mansion at 3 Wall Street.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group