cellarette

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Noun[edit]

cellarette (plural cellarettes)

  1. A drinks cabinet
    • 1927, William Fairham, Woodwork Joints[1]:
      The inset sketch of joint shows the housing of the top rail to receive the legs. Fig. 59 shows a deep drawer, generally known as a cellarette, and used in a sideboard to accommodate wine bottles.
    • 1916, Henry Kitchell Webster, The Real Adventure[2]:
      The source of drinks he indicated was a well-stocked cellarette at the other side of the room.
    • 1911, Burton Egbert Stevenson, The Mystery Of The Boule Cabinet[3]:
      I feel the need of a bracer after all this excitement," Vantine remarked, as he opened the cellarette. "
    • 1906, Edith Van Dyne, Aunt Jane's Nieces[4]:
      There was a cellarette in one corner, the Major noticed, and it was well stocked.
    • 1893, Frederick Litchfield, Illustrated History of Furniture[5]:
      The full page illustrations will give the reader a good idea of this arrangement, and it would seem that the modern sideboard is the combination of these separate articles into one piece of furniture--at different times and in different fashions--first the pedestals joined to the table produced our "pedestal sideboard," then the mirror was joined to the back, the cellarette made part of the interior fittings, and the banishment of knife cases and urns to the realms of the curiosity hunter, or for conversion into spirit cases and stationery holders.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Louis Tracy, A Son of the Immortals[6]:
      "Felix is ill, and I want to get at some cognac that is in the cellarette."