A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret
and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.
The turkey carpet has rolled itself up, and retired sulkily under the sideboard: the pictures have hidden their faces behind old sheets of brown paper: the ceiling lamp is muffled up in a dismal sack of brown holland: the window-curtains have disappeared under all sorts of shabby envelopes: the marble bust of Sir Walpole Crawley is looking from its black corner at the bare boards and the oiled fire-irons, and the empty card-racks over the mantelpiece: the cellaret
has lurked away behind the carpet: the chairs are turned up heads and tails along the walls: and in the dark corner opposite the statue, is an old-fashioned crabbed knife-box, locked and sitting on a dumb waiter.
There was the old cellaret
with nothing in it, lined with lead, like a sort of coffin in compartments; there was the old dark closet, also with nothing in it, of which he had been many a time the sole contents, in days of punishment, when he had regarded it as the veritable entrance to that bourne to which the tract had found him galloping.
Yes, ask her for one of her liqueur cellarets
, mine is incomplete; and tell her I shall have the honor of seeing her about three o'clock, and that I request permission to introduce some one to her.
A strong representation of North Carolina objects is being led by an important late 18th century China Press, a circa 1800 Hepplewhite Cellaret
, a Chester Webster Stoneware Jug, and original Benny Carter folk art.