Offered by: Levy Galleries
227 West 17th Street New York City, NY 10011 , United States Call Seller 212.628.7088


The Swett Family Federal Wine Cooler or Cellarette

Price Upon Request
  • Description
    Primary Wood: Mahogany
    Secondary Wood: Maple, White Pine

    Provenance: Descended in the Swett family. A transcribed note still owned by the family states By Mrs. Mary Swett's will you are to receive a brass banded wine refrigerator which belonged to your father's grandfather Gray and given to me by Colonel S. Swett. Colonel Samuel Swett of Boston and Cambridge was a writer on maritime affairs who married Lucia Gray, daughter of William Gray, a Boston merchant. The cooler descended to Lucia Gray Swett who was the wife of Francis Alexander, the portraitist.

    Reference: A very similar wine cooler that descended in the Sergeant family , and may be depicted in Henry Sergeant's painting Dinner Party appears in The Magazine Antiques, May, 1982, page 1172. That wine cooler is now in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, Massachusetts
    Period: 19th Century
    Creation Date: Boston, Circa 1810.
    Styles / Movements: Federal
    Dealer Reference #: 5928
    Incollect Reference #: 172828
  • Dimensions
    W. 16.5 in; H. 29 in; D. 16.5 in;
    W. 41.91 cm; H. 73.66 cm; D. 41.91 cm;
Message from Seller:

For over 100 years, and spanning four generations, the Levy family has been involved in the field of top quality Americana. We have been fortunate to work with many of the top private and public collections throughout the world. This is only an introduction to our varied collections of Americana and objects of American interest. We invite you to visit our New York City loft space in Chelsea filled with fine examples of American furniture, silver, ceramics, needlework and painting.

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