Wine cooler

English
about 1790


Object Place: Europe, England

Dimensions

71.12 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

66.973

Medium or Technique

Mahogany, mahogany veneers, original tin liner

On View

Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries (Gallery 241)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Case furniture and boxes

Mahogany. In the form of an oval covered urn on rectangular foot with casters.


In formal dining rooms, a wine cooler could be moved beside the dinner table within reach of the host. A removable metal liner held ice to chill several bottles, and casters allowed such heavy furniture to be moved with ease.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John S. Ames