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Synonyms for cellaret

sideboard with compartments for holding bottles


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There is a small selection of mainly recent art acquisitions, including two examples of the extensive range of Matthew Boulton material bought by Birmingham for Soho House, a fine cellaret, or wine cooler, by Richard Hicks Bridgens from Aston Hall, and 16 of the 400 Staffordshire figure portraits bought by the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery from the Pugh Collection in 1980-82.
Among the fine furniture on offer is an early Victorian mahogany sarcophagus shaped cellaret (pounds 2,000/ 2,500), a Regency inlaid figured mahogany linen press (pounds 1,500/ 2,000), an impressive William IV carved figured mahogany sideboard, width 243.5cm, (pounds 1,500/ 2,000), a late 17th century joined oak three-panel coffer (pounds 500/800), a rare Charles II joined oak settee circa 1680 (pounds 2,000/3,000) and a selection of chests of drawers, bookcases, sets of chairs, and tables.
The "cellar" seemed to be his name for the piece as the name "cellaret" isn't seen again for a good 50 years, about the mid 18th Century, as there were more pressing items to make for the gentry.
When fitted sideboards came in, circa 1780, only one of the drawers was fitted as a wine cooler but this didn't provide nearly enough space and usually a back-up was provided by another cellaret.
DESIRABLE: This lovely 19th century mahogany cellaret in the George III style has fan paterae, line and chequer inlaid dome top with fitted brass side carrying handles.
As tea caddies and teapoys were fitted with locks from the start, so too were cellarets, because their contents were so easily removed without additional measures of security.
The rise of tea was paralleled by the spread of fortified wines like Madeira and port which themselves inspired a proliferation of domestic paraphernalia from cut-glass decanters and silver bottle labels to punch bowls and cellarets.