Exquisite antique French mahogany rafraichissoir with beautiful hand-turned legs, a hand-dovetailed drawer, and original brass casters. The two original buckets hold and chill wine, vodka, or ??? The 2 lower shelves hold plates while the naturally cool marble top lets you serve cheeses in the style of traditional French hospitality. The drawer although petite, allows convenient storage of a cheese knife and corkscrew, too. An incredible original patina, makes this a showpiece as well as the fact that this is only the third one we've had in 20 years and one of those is in the owners private collection.
Rafraichissoir ra·fraî·chis·soir [ra-fre-shee-swar] noun French Furniture a table dating to the 18th century having a cooler for bottles, a piece of stone for cheese, shelves for plates and a drawer for a knife and corkscrew. In very good condition for its age, the two zinc buckets do have some holes and a newer marble top. The shelves are a bit uneven and there is a split in the upper one (image 8).