Category: Miscellaneous
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
Dealer Reference: V207
Keywords: TantalusOakDecantersVictorian


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"

Message the dealer

Prichard Antiques

01242 603566
Prichard Antiques
16 High Street