Captivating English Late Regency period pollard oak cellarette – wine cooler of substantial proportions having the most enchanted untouched colour and patina ‘skin’.
English – George IV, circa 1825.
A wonderful object, almost art like for the collector…. The best chosen pollard oak veneers, having been waxed for almost 200 hundred years have obtained an enthralling colour and patination.
Of sarcophagus form, the shaped flattened pyramidal top with beaded and moulded edge above panelled sides with conforming beading, raised on stepped square feet over a moulded platform with concealed castors.
A strong Regency design inspired by Greco-Roman models. There was a tendency at this period to celebrate native timbers as a gesture of patriotism during the Napoleonic wars, and one of the more exotic examples was burr or pollarded oak which found favour amongst famous designers of the Regency period such as the likes of George Bullock.
Width: 33 inches – 84cm
Height: 21 1/4 inches – 54cm
Depth: 23 1/2 inches – 60cm