A handsome late Victorian Tantalus of brass-bound oak with three decanters and a games drawer compendium from England. Featuring a fitted mount enclosing three square-cut spirits decanters within a mirror-back compartment. The decanters with original faceted stoppers. Lifting the two top doors to the internal compartment reveals a secret button which, when pressed, releases the games drawer and contents.
The games drawer includes a full set (28) of bone and ebony-wood dominoes, a cribbage board with (4) pins, a set of (5) poker dice, a pack of playing cards, a full set of (32) chess pieces, three dice, as well as a full set of (28) checkers, in ebony and beechwood.