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Wine coolers are popular items within the antique furniture market. They became widely used from the 18th century onward for chilling wine, with stand-free examples often made from wood (usually mahogany or oak) with brass or gilt decorative bands.

Wine coolers made for serving from the table were mostly silver although ceramic examples also exist. Elegant Georgian wine coolers in good condition are particular sought after.


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Wonderful ways to wine and dine at Suffolk sale

28 June 2021

While wine served by Richard and Sheila Miller was generally drunk from Georgian glasses, it could come to the table via these later talking points.

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The web shop window: Regency mahogany wine cooler

08 March 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Bonhams brings best under one roof

18 March 2017

Bonhams will conduct the first of a new format flagship sale next month.

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Russian Ambassador’s wine coolers make $105,000

07 February 2011

A RECENT sale at Doyle of New York included this pair of 208oz Regency silver-gilt wine coolers marked for Paul Storr, London, 1813-14 and retailed by Rundell, Bridge & Rundell.

Wine cooler raises sale’s health

23 March 2004

KIDSON-Trigg (15% buyer's premium) reported a healthy turnout for their 725-lot February 26 sale with steady interest for collectable ceramics such as Beswick and the better-quality furniture attracting a mixture of local and UK private and trade buyers.

French and English coolers reunited

16 December 2003

A very clear indication of the cachet attached to pre Revolutionary French silver, especially if it is a cutting-edge design by a maker of quality, was illustrated by the two pairs of 18th century wine coolers pictured here, which were the star attractions at Sotheby’s on November 20.

Sale success to celebrate with wine cooler and antique flagon

19 December 2001

IN DAYS when a 70 per cent selling rate is considered reasonable, a country auction enjoying a 90 per cent success rate obviously had something special going for it.

For babies or bottles?

22 November 1999

UK: IT MAY have been a mahogany wine cooler, but did its massive proportions and one-time residence in St Alban’s Cathedral suggest that it had formerly been used as a christening bath for babies rather than for beverages?