A Rare George II Mahogany Bottle Carrier

Height: 20 ½” 52cm
Width: 26” 66cm
Depth: 16 ½” 42cm
Origination: Irish
Circa: 1750

Described in the Dictionary of English Furniture as a ‘wine waiter’, it was intended to contain bottles or decanters and was used in a dining room. It was fitted with castors to allow it to be circulated amongst the guests.
An often discussed issue of modern society is excessive alcohol consumption. One only has to look at the vast range of alcohol related furniture produced in the eighteenth century to appreciate that it is by no means a modern phenomenon. Indeed, the famous architect Robert Adam suggests our “enjoyment of the bottle” has a great deal to do with the weather!