Rafraichissoir

Object Number: 
1949.114
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Gerald Hughes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group