H: 91 cm; W: 52 cm
Gift of David Berg, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum, In memory of his mother Ida Berg
Accession number: B81.0967
A George III mahogany cellarette.
The cellarette was used in the 18th century for the storage of bottles of wines and spirits. This example is unusual in being of pedestal form, the central cupboard enclosing a revolving tray with seven divisions for bottles, enabling the servant to choose a bottle from the rear of the cabinet.
The Eighteenth Century English Dining Room, Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir