Circa 1775, good George III mahogany brass bound vin de garde/wine cooler on stand. The top has wonderful selected flame mahogany and a neat moulded edge over a brass banding. It opens to show the inside which has had an aluminium liner made for it. Beneath the lid is another banding which has a cut out for the escutcheon in the centre, and a further banding at the bottom. There are stylish cast brass lifting handles on each side. The whole piece sits on a stand which follows the same shape, with moulded edges on the top, a small apron, and moulding beneath. From this protrudes three square, fluted, tapering legs which finish on brass and leather castors. At the top of each of the legs is a quarter bracket of open fretwork in the Chippendale style, which gives the piece elegance. These bases are normally detachable but this one has been screwed to the wine cooler. The piece has wonderful colour and patination, and is in very good condition. Could be used as a wine cooler, coal bin or even as a side table.
- 74cm high x 48cm wide x 42cm deep.