15 September 2005,
Price realised GBP 3,600
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A REGENCY MAHOGANY CELLARET
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The canted rectangular hinged moulded top enclosing a lead-lined interior with eight bottle divisions, the tapering panelled body with ebonised borders, on paw feet with sunk brass castors, the lock stamped 'GR PATENT', the underside of the lid inscribed '109' and with indistinct cabinet-makers code, with fragment of a cabinet-makers(?) label, repairs to the feet
20 in. (59 cm.) high; 27¼ in. (69 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
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The sarcophagus cellaret, with Grecian-stepped and hollow-sided lid and taper-hermed pilasters on Bacchic lion-paws, relates to a pattern issued as The Supplement to the Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 1805, pl. 1.
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