Antique Victorian Shell Inlaid Three Bottle Tantalus & Games Compendium 19th C

GBP 1,825.00

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Object Description

This is a fabulous antique Victorian games compendium and tantalus, circa 1880 in date.

It consists of three cut crystal liquor bottles with stoppers, a pair of engraved shot glasses, a silver plated tray and a fitted cribbage board, all housed in a magnificent mahogany casket with shell inlaid decoration and satinwood and boxwood line inlay. The interior is lined with a bevelled mirro and it is accented with silver plated handles and details .

When you open the tantalus a sprung section pops out, it contains two packs of playing cards and a pair of dice and the markers for the cribbage board. Above this are three silver plated coasters.

The fold down section is fitted with a useful silver plated serving tray above a drawer containing a set of dominoes and more playing cards.

It is fitted with the original working high quality lock complete with key.

In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 35 cm x Width 37 cm x Depth 27 cm

Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 2 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches x Depth 11 inches

Our reference: A3783

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:37 x H:35 x D:27 centimeters
  • period
  • year
    circa 1880

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Dealer Location

Manor Warehouse
318 Green Lanes
N4 1BX

Please note that we are also open on alternate Saturdays. Please call to confirm.

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