Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus

Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus
Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus
Offered by: Prichard Antiques
Dealer reference: V207

Description

This handsome 3 decanter Oak Tantalus was a wedding gift in 1893. The double lidded top and front are carved with vine leaves and grapes. An original spring action lock releases the lids, which open onto a fitted sectioned interior containing small liquor glasses, and allows the cut glass decanters to be removed. Behind the decanters is a mirrored back plate. A simple brass release allows a front drawer to open, containing a removable cribbage board, pegs and playing cards. The tantalus is finished with brass handles and pierced and studded decoration. Superb quality combines with condition to make this a special gift again. The engraved cartouche on the top reads: "Presented to Mr & Mrs W. A. Ivens by their workpeople on the occasion of their marriage July 18th 1893"

Height: 32.00cm (12.60 inches)
Width: 35.50cm (13.98 inches)
Depth: 29.00cm (11.42 inches)

Condition

Superb original well cared for condition

Date

1893

Price

£595.00

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