Naylor Antiques

Early American Furnishings

Federal Maryland Walnut Bottle Case or Cellaret, c.1810

Md. or Pa. Inlaid Walnut Cellaret,  c.1810

an American Federal inlaid walnut bottle case or cellaret; white pine, poplar, and yellow pine secondary woods; lift-top over an arrangement of three graduated shams with the largest working drawer beneath; the top is of breadboard construction with battens mitered into the solid at the front; the original bottle partitions have been removed (dados remain) to facilitate the storage of taller modern bottles; excellent condition with no repairs; originally set hinges and escutcheon; brass pulls replaced; dimensions: 32 5/8″ tall x 19 3/4″ wide x 16″ deep; a related walnut cellarette, utilizing the same breadboard top construction with a similarly inlaid edge can be seen in American Antiques From Israel Sack Collection (Vol. IV, p. 962), the George III inspired surface-mounted leg cuffs seem to be an afterthought and are perhaps not original; a second related example with all yellow pine secondary and attributed to North Carolina can be seen in Brunk Auctions May 17, 2014 Catalog (lot #210); finally, a third more formal example, made of mahogany and utilizing similar faux drawer fronts, is attributed to Maryland and pictured in John Shaw, Cabinetmaker of Annapolis, p.87, fig. 23 (scroll down below)


Maryland cellarett

Sprunt Family Federal Inlaid Walnut Cellaret, attributed to Coastal North Carolina; Brunk Auctions Catalogue, May 17, 2014 (lot #210)

Maryland wine cooler

American Antiques From Israel Sack Collection (Vol. IV, p. 962)

John Shaw cellarett

(John Shaw, Cabinetmaker of Annapolis, Elder and Bartlett)