A fine and rare cellarette, or jardinière, attributed to Thomas Hope, ca 1810.
In the best quality mahogany with ebony lines and raised on well-carved animal paw feet. Original zinc liner and a removable zinc tray insert. Raised on twin plinths with four original concealed castors.
This exceptional antique wine cooler, cellaret, or jardinière (jardiniere), is attributable to designs by Thomas Hope in the neo-classical taste. It has survived in its original state, having acquired superb colour and patination over the years.
Thomas Hope – Regency designer, Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, New York, Yale University Press, New Haven and London. Edited by David Watkin and Philip Hewat-Jaboor (2008) p. 374, fig. 66-2.
There are also similarities with designs by Jacob Frères, Rue Meslée, Paris (1796 to 1803).
See Georges Jacob (6 July 1739 – 5 July 1814) – one of the most prominent Parisian master menuisiers working in the highly fashionable neo-classical style.
Also see Christies lot 233, May 19th 2016; a later version circa 1830, sold @ £10,000.