England, c1760, possibly by Gillows*

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In the manner of Thomas Chippendale, the oval body with vertical staves bound by upper and lower wide brass

bands and having lion’s mask ring handles; raised on a conforming oval stand above four square molded

splayed legs with C-scroll brackets; tin liner; early if not original finish; originally on casters


*Note : A virtually identical wine cistern was supplied by Gillows as a part of a large consignment of dining room

furniture for Williams Hasell or Penrith, in 1774 (ref. S. E, Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840,

Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2008, Vol. 1, p. 307, pl. 337-340).  The same lion masks were used by the firm for dining room urns. 

The mounts were also used by Thomas Chippendale on two pairs of wine coolers supplied to the 5th Earl of

Dumfries, for Dumfries House, Scotland, in 1759 and 1763, respectively (ref. C/ Gilbert,

The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, Vol II, p. 78, fig 121).

The first pair appears in an invoice dated 5 May 1759, as:

 “Two large mahogany oval cisterns wt. Brass hoops and handles….4—(C. Gilbert op .cit., Vol. I, p. 138). 

The second pair was ordered along with other furnishings after the Earl’s second marriage to Anne,

daughter of William Duff of Crombie, 1762."

 Provenance :

Christie’s New York, 1421, Important English Furniture Including The Paley Collection  ,

October 14, 2004, lot 196; David H. Wilson, Teaneck NJ


Condition : Excellent


23.25” High x 24” Wide x 16” Deep






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Also See :


Rare George III Mahogany & Brass Bottle Carrier

English or Irish, c1780, removable brass inserts

Rare Early George III Brass-Bound Mahogany Bottle Cooler on Stand, England, c1765

George III Brass Bound Wine Cellaret on Stand

England, c1765,





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George II /  III Brass-Bound Mahogany Cellaret, England, c1760, possibly by Gillows, in the manner of Thomas Chippendale