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English Gaming Compendium and Tantalus of Oak with Three Decanters

$3,895
13 in. H x 14.25 in. W x 11 in. D
Inventory Number: AA240

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.

English Gaming Compendium and Tantalus of Oak with Three Decanters

$3,895
H 13 in. x W 14.25 in. x D 11 in.
Inventory Number: AA240


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.

Details

England
Late 19th Century
Beech, Brass, Crystal, Ebony, Felt, Glass, Metal, Mirror, Oak, Wood
1
Excellent
Wear commensurate with age and use
Excellent antique condition - Wear commensurate with age and use - See accompanying photos
13 in. H x 14.25 in. W x 11 in. D

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