16 September 2004
A REGENCY MAHOGANY CELLARET
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Of sarcophagus form, the hinged top carved with bunches of grapes, enclosing a later metal-lined interior, the front with a lion-mask ring handle, on paw feet with sunk castors, inscribed in ink '112 infin 'IMXIMX'
20 in. (51 cm) high; 34 in. (86 cm) wide; 21 in. (53 cm) deep
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An almost identical wine-cooler with the same lion-mask ring-handle, was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, New York, 18 October 1997, lot 369.
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