19th century Gothic oak Champagne or Wine Cooler Table; this very unusual table was almost certainly made as a wine or champagne tasting table for a Gothic influenced French chateaux. The rectangular top with a moulded edge and a central lift out panel with a small brass, handle to reveal the four lead bottle compartments with a small central aperture for filling with iced water, with a tap to the underside to drain. The body incorporating 16 curved apertures with arched facades around all four sides, for holding glasses, with a moulded panel below and flanked either end by a narrow gothic panel. Raised on a bold rectangular pedestal with moulded fluted corners on a platform base with projecting square corners and a fine moulded edge, concealing the original large steel castors.
French circa 1840
Dimensions (ins) 33.5 wide x 23.25 deep x 31 high
Notes: the water compartment has not been tested.
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