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Wine Cooler

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Wine Cooler

Date: 1850
Medium: Tin, paint, and brass
Dimensions:
Overall: 28 x 22 1/2 x 14 1/2in. (71.1 x 57.2 x 36.8cm)
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 60.279
Label Text
At a formal dinner or party, an ice-filled wine cooler kept the contents of the bottles it held chilled. The double-walled construction and domed lid of the MWPAI model helped maintain the interior temperature. This example is enhanced by painted, gold holly leaves and red berries. The cast handles depict grapes and grape vines, which allude to the function of the object.