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An ormolu-mounted rosewood oval cellaret by Thomas Chippendale
Supplied c1771 as part of a sideboard suite for the Dining Room, the lead lined cellaret was designed for keeping wine cool and is one of Chippendale’s most sumptuous pieces. The lid itself is a wonderful example of the craftsmanship typical of Chippendale’s workshop. It is skillfully carved to imitate the fan shaped lunette found in the marquetry work of the table and two pedestals. The cellaret is described in the 1795 inventory as ‘One Oval wine keeper with brass ornaments’.