5 sided shape, duck feet, probably English origin. This is a gorgeous antique flame mahogany wine cellarette with unique five sides, circa 1820. It has a hinged lid that opens to reveal a spacious interior perfect to put ice to keep your wine cool.
Cellarettes in England and America were custom designed wooden chests to carry, transport and store small quantities of bottled alcoholic beverages. They were often made of fine decorative wood like mahogany, rosewood or walnut and could be of various shapes and sizes. They could be free standing, built into a "pedestal-end" dining room buffet serving sideboard, or portable, with handles. Normally a cellarette had a hinged door or hinged top cover. Frequently a lock was provided, to secure the contents from thieves.Some cellarettes were internally lined for wine or iced foods, which would keep longer when chilled than at room temperature.
Condition: Good for its age but some minor age blemishes.