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Antique Walnut Tantalus

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Category
Retailer/Maker
Height
29 cm (11 1/2")
Width
33.5 cm (13 1/4")
Depth
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Tantalus by Betjemann & Sons veneered in beautiful figured Walnut with ornate silver plated mounts, swing handle and lock mechanism.

The handle is marked above the lock mechanism: 'Betjemann's Patent 42790 London' and ' The Tantalus on the other end.

This tantalus houses three unusual cut glass decanters with faceted stoppers. To release the decanters the lock mechanism must be first unlocked by pressing the key into the sprung lock and turning it clockwise. Once unlocked the whole mechanism can be pressed down allowing the handle to be tilted forwards or backwards to gain access to the decanter.

Complete with fully working lock and tasselled key.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no quibble money back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
29 cm (11 1/2")
Width
33.5 cm (13 1/4")
Depth
14.5 cm (5 3/4")
Period
1900-1949
Year
Circa 1900
Medium
Walnut, Glass, Silver-plate
Country
United Kingdom