A George III period mahogany octagonal wine cooler. On finely tapering supports. Retaining original shoes and castors. Brass bound upper section. The interior with a replaced zinc liner.
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.