(US also cellarette)
A cabinet or sideboard for keeping alcoholic drinks and glasses in a dining room.
- Hepplewhite wrote that cellarets were ‘generally made of mahogany, and hooped with brass hoops lacquered; the inner part is divided into partitions, and lined with lead for bottles.
- Sideboards, too, often had cellarets (boxes in which wine bottles could reach room temperature) and wine coolers incorporated in cupboards and drawers.
- Today examples are frequently referred to as cellarets, but period inventories list them as gin cases, brandy cases, bottle cases, or cases of bottles.
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