George III period mahogany square cellaret with cantered corners. With very good colour and patina, retaining the original hammer lid lining. Brass bindings and massive drop handles. Tapering supports terminating in brass shoes and casters.
Wine-coolers and Cellarettes were widely used from the 18th century & throughout the 19th century for chilling wine. They tend to be wooden, often mahogany or oak strengthened with brass bands to the outer edge, and lead-lined with a bung to release melted ice.