Gorgeous, antique, French, tantalus box/ liquor cabinet with inlaid burled wood and glass decanters and cordials From the Napoleon III era. The case opens to reveal gilt bronze, removable caddy with capacity for four decanters and sixteen cordial glasses. This case comes with 4 decanters (only one still has its stopper) and 4 gilded rim cordial glasses. Still has the original key on a tassel that locks and unlocks the case. The tantalus is a darker red wood than what shows in the pictures. In very good used condition with minor imperfections as shown. Measurements: Tantalus approx 13″ wide, 11″ tall x 9 1/2 depth. Bottles approx 8 3/8″ tall (with stopper), cordials approx 3 3/4″ tall. This tantalus set is in good, antique condition for its age and use. There is small wear to the gold on the rims of the cordials. No chips or cracks in the glassware. Part of the top of one of the small wood fasteners on the caddy is broken off, but it is only decorative as the part that screws on is still intact (and unnoticable unless looking for it). Shows the seam on the top where the marquetry meets, but it is all sound and still beautiful. This tantalus is actually more beautiful in person because the camera isn’t able to capture the depth of the wood (too many highlights and dust specs in the way). My pictures aren’t doctored to hide flaws so please use photos as part of the description. My items are antique and vintage. They have been loved through the years and most likely will show such. I do my very best to list the condition of my items as well as show pictures. Please ask questions before purchasing. I do not mark international orders as “gift”, that is against the law. The item “Antique French Tantalus Box Liquor Cabinet Boulle Decanter Napoleon III” is in sale since Wednesday, January 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes”. The seller is “lartrainer” and is located in Spring, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Type: Boxes
- Primary Material: Wood
- Age: 1850-1870
- Style: French
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France