An exceptionally large & fine regency mahogany sarcophagus Cellarette
With flame mahogany panels bordered with brass inlay in a greek key pattern to the sides, the cellarette sits on four reeded feet with casters inset into the foot. At each end are large and impressive Brass Lions Masks carrying handles. Circa 1820
A cellarette of this format was also illustrated by George Smith 1808, pl.98.
Early in the 19th Century cellarettes came into more general use and as in this case were of considerable size. Among the relics of Lord Nelson formerly at Trafalgar House and now at The Nat. Maritime Mus., Greenwich is an oval cellarette with this format of decoration. see The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture – Ralph Edwards page 114 illustration No 5.
Width: 45 ½"
Depth: 27 ½"