Description & Technical information

A George III brass bound and ormolu mounted mahogany cellaret by Samuel Norman.
Note: The brass liner is of later date.
A pair of cellarets with identical ormolu mounts and on stands was formerly in the collection of HRH The Duke of Kent and was sold by the Duchess of Kent in 1947.

Date:  circa 1770
Period:  George III
Origin:  English
Dimensions: 65 x 72.5 x 48.5 cm (25⁵/₈ x 28¹/₂ x 19¹/₈ inches)
Provenance: Sir Edward Guinness, 1st Baronet and 1st Earl of Iveagh, Elveden Hall, Norfolk, England.
By descent;
Christie’s, ‘Elveden Hall’, sale catalogue, London, 21–4 May 1984, lot 497.
Christie’s, sale catalogue, London, 30 November 2000, lot 34.
Partridge Fine Arts Plc., London, England.
Private collection, Florida, USA.
Literature: Christie’s, ‘Old English Furniture and Fine Porcelain – the property of Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent’, sale catalogue, London, 14 March 1947, p. 6, lot 72.
Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. III, p. 373, fig. 5.
Illustrated:
Frank Davis, ‘Odd notions and sawdust’, Country Life, 28 June 1984, p. 1846, fig. 2.