Rafraichissoir

Rafraichissoir
Title
Rafraichissoir
Date 
ca. 1770
Medium 
Mahogany; oak, pine; brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 30 x 20 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. ( 76.2 x 51.4 x 56.5 cm )
Description 
Mahogany Louis XVI rafraichissoir; two circular open wells flanked by two oblong wells (copper linings missing) at rear of top; one drawer with single wooden pull (replacement) above two open shelves with incurving sides; cabriole legs terminating in brass sabots and casters. Marble top missing.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Gerald Hughes
Object Number 
1949.114
Gallery Label 
This rafraichissoir (a stand for cooling and serving wine) came from the home of Gouverneur Morris (1752-1816) and was inherited by Peter Randolph Morris. It was likely purchased by Gouverneur Morris in Paris while he was serving as United States Minister to France.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group