Wine cellaret - ROM2006_8073_17


Wine cellaret

Maker: Attributed to the workshop of Louis Jobin (1845-1928); possibly made by Octave Morel (1838-1918)
Medium:Oak, mahogany, maple, lead
Geography: Quebec City and Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Quebec, Canada
Date: c. 1890
63.5 (height) x 96.5 (width) x 46.0 (depth) cm
Object number: 995.172.1
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Anthony Adamson. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionA cellaret is a storage chest and cooler for wine and was an essential piece of dining room furniture in the homes of the upper classes during the 19th century. Essentially an English form, this piece has been “Canadianized” by the addition of beaver and maple leaf motifs. It has been suggested that this cellaret may be the work of Octave Morel (1838 - 1918), a woodcarver/cabinetmaker who ocassionally worked for Louis Jobin.
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