Wine Cooler

Wine cooler, 1810-30

Maker unknown

Probably Philadelphia

Mahogany, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar

Gift of Sewell C. Biggs; 1992.104

Rare pieces like this wine cooler represent the range of specialized furniture forms available to early Americans for dining and entertaining. Meanwhile, the luxury of wine consumption at this time indicates of a significant growth in the American upper classes.