Bring some Edwardian elegance into your home with this wonderfully evocative drinks cabinet
This beautifully stylish Edwardian cocktail cabinet with its ball and claw feet is finished with a beautiful burr walnut veneer. It was manufactured around a century ago, at the start of the Edwardian era, when life for the rich and powerful was becoming much more relaxed.
Before the outbreak of the first world war, the Edwardian era was a time of parties, balls, and social calendars. Basically, having a jolly good time. And what better way to have a good time than to throw a pre-theatre cocktail party at home, with this gorgeous piece at the centre of the action?
Cocktails were becoming ever popular in the early 1900s, with Gin at the centre of many. A very fashionable tipple of the day was the “Aviator”, made with various vermouths, Dubbonet and, of course, Gin. For that reason and beautiful amber colour of the drink, we’ve nicknamed this cabinet Aviator.
The cabinet retains the original cocktail pins and lemon juice squeezer which are all in working order. The base of the cabinet has two doors which open from the centre, giving enough storage for around 70 bottles.
The rise and fall top, with mirrored work surface, will make mixing, shaking, and stirring those cocktails an absolute breeze. Four ball and claw feet, add to the elegance of this piece.
Edwardian Cocktail Cabinet Features
- Refurbished inside and outside in a teal green
- Features green and copper curved wallpaper to compliment the overall shape
- Heavy brass curved handles with Art Deco inspired stencil
- Ball and claw feet
- Cantilevered mirrored top section with copper stencilling to the lid
- Overall dimensions : H124cm x W74cm xD28cm
Art Deco Style
This style of design is well over a century old and, whilst other styles have come and gone, Art Deco has never really gone out of fashion. The bold lines, symmetry and ornamental design make it a brilliant foundation to base any room design on.
The ball and claw feet were hugely popular in the Edwardian period. They originate from China and represent a dragon claw holding a crystal ball. They make a stunning addition to the cabinet.
The curved nature of the Aviator drinks cabinet is also reflected in the curved handles, wallpaper and copper stencilling inside.
Adding an Art Deco cocktail cabinet to a dining room or lounge will give it an instant 1920’s feel. Beautiful, eye-catching, practical, functional, but always bang on trend.
The AVIATOR Cocktail
25% French Vermouth
25% Italian Vermouth
25% dry gin
Fill glass with ice, shake, strain, and serve.