Antique French Napoleon Iii Cave A Liqueur Liquor Decanter Box Tantalus C.19th
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Antique French Napoleon Iii Cave A Liqueur Liquor Decanter Box Tantalus C.19th:
ANTIQUE FRENCH NAPOLEON III CAVE A LIQUEUR LIQUOR DECANTER BOX TANTALUS C.19TH
Superb Antique French Cave a Liqueur
Beautifull wood case with intricate wood/bronze/mother of pearl marquetry. The case opens and reveal a magnificent hand tray holding 4 crystal decanters with original stoppers and 15 crystal cordial glasses. Please note that the case originally contained 16 glasses and one of those was unfortunatelly lost.
The Cave of Liqueur is fully functional. Condition of all 26 individual items is as follows:
- All 4 decanters, 4 stoppers and 15 cordial glasses are in excellent condition with no cracks.
- The key that locks the case is working flawlessly. Very smooth locking mechanism.
- The hand tray that hold all the glasses and decanters is in excellent condition.
- The case itself is in very good condition considering its age. I tried to make all flaws visible in the pictures. The bottom part of the case may need some restoring work done to it as the wood is bending due to its age. There is a piece of tape attached to the bottom of the case, as shown in picture. I believe it can be removed easily with an adhesive removal product. A few small pieces of bronze and wood that makes the design on the box are missing.
The dimensions of the case are:
Height: 10 inches
Width: 12 1/2 inches
Depth: 9 1/2 inches
This cave a liqueur belonged to my grandfather who was a Brazilian antique colector and had a huge collection of french antiques.
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