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English Drinks Tantalus and Games Compendium from the Edwardian Era

$3,895
12.5 in. H x 14 in. W x 10.75 in. D
Inventory Number: AA236

A fine English drinks tantalus of silver-mounted patinated oak with three decanters and a games drawer compendium from the Edwardian era. Featuring a top mount enclosing three square cut-glass spirits decanters within a fitted mirror-back compartment.

The decanters with original faceted stoppers. The front with escutcheon and working lock and key. Lifting the two top doors to the internal compartment reveals a spring-loaded secret button which, when pressed, releases the games drawer and contents.

The top internal compartment reveals six cut-glass liqueur or shot (dram) glasses.

The games drawer includes a fitted area with space for dominoes and playing cards.

These handsome 'drinks cabinets' with lock and key were created so that the domestic staff or any non-family member could not secretly drink the very expensive whiskies and brandies that these decanters would have held.

English Drinks Tantalus and Games Compendium from the Edwardian Era

$3,895
H 12.5 in. x W 14 in. x D 10.75 in.
Inventory Number: AA236


A fine English drinks tantalus of silver-mounted patinated oak with three decanters and a games drawer compendium from the Edwardian era. Featuring a top mount enclosing three square cut-glass spirits decanters within a fitted mirror-back compartment.

The decanters with original faceted stoppers. The front with escutcheon and working lock and key. Lifting the two top doors to the internal compartment reveals a spring-loaded secret button which, when pressed, releases the games drawer and contents.

The top internal compartment reveals six cut-glass liqueur or shot (dram) glasses.

The games drawer includes a fitted area with space for dominoes and playing cards.

These handsome 'drinks cabinets' with lock and key were created so that the domestic staff or any non-family member could not secretly drink the very expensive whiskies and brandies that these decanters would have held.

Details

England
Early 20th Century
Crystal, Felt, Glass, Metal, Oak, Silver Plate, Wood
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
Fine antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use - Note: the cards and dominoes pictured are complementary but not a complete set - See accompanying photos.
12.5 in. H x 14 in. W x 10.75 in. D

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