|Dimensions:||Width: 35.5cm (14") Depth: 29cm (11 1/2") Height: 32cm (12 1/2")|
|Date:||Late Victorian 1880 - 1901|
|Date Description:||Victorian Fully Fitted Oak Tantalus V207|
|Country of Origin:||England|
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. 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"