Southern Cellarette

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Project by bbrown posted 02-23-2021 01:01 PM 1764 views 6 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Southern Cellarette ca. 1810

These were used to beautify the dining rooms of the gentry and to store whiskey

38” tall, 22” wide, 16” deep
Walnut primary wood, Poplar secondary
Crotch walnut veneer
Inlay:  Holly, Ebony, Satinwood
Sand-shaded satinwood bellflowers on 10 sides of legs
Pinwheel rosette medallion (as seen on Andrew Jackson’s cellarette at ‘The Hermitage’, Nashville, TN)

16 removable oak dividers – original use was to store Whiskey, Bourbon, etc.
1 Large and 2 smaller drawers
Pull-out tray
Unique rope banding & striped  moldings
Disassembles into 2 pieces for easy transport or moving

This is the first of two Cellarettes I am currently making

-- Traditional Woodworking & Carving classes at my shop in Coastal Maine:

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#1 posted 02-23-2021 01:08 PM

Excellence on display.

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#2 posted 02-23-2021 01:18 PM

You just blew my mind…and I thank you.

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#3 posted 02-23-2021 01:29 PM

That is one beautiful creation bb... however the humble full whiskey bottle is also a delight to behold.

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#4 posted 02-23-2021 01:36 PM

Beautiful work!

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#5 posted 02-23-2021 01:56 PM

Extraordinary !

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#6 posted 02-23-2021 02:23 PM

WOW! That is fantastic work. Way above the likes of me :-)

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#7 posted 02-23-2021 02:24 PM

exceptional Love the stringing.

-- Ron

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#8 posted 02-23-2021 02:56 PM

exceptional and WAAAAAAY above my pay grade

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#9 posted 02-23-2021 03:25 PM

Very nice!

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#10 posted 02-23-2021 04:02 PM


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-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#12 posted 02-23-2021 04:38 PM

Absolutely stunning.

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#13 posted 02-23-2021 07:14 PM

Jaw – meet – floor!

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#14 posted 02-23-2021 08:09 PM

That is one beautiful creation bb... however the humble full whiskey bottle is also a delight to behold.

- LittleBlackDuck

You must see something in there I can’t. Did you have to much of a good thing? I like bourbon whiskey myself.

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#15 posted 02-23-2021 08:38 PM

Ummm – wow. Just wow.

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