This black lacquer tantalus dates to the Napoleon III/Second Empire period of 1852-1870. The box has been faux finished to look like boulle. The faux finish is original and is only noticeable on close inspection. The top opens up smoothly and is held open by the latch. There is a complete matched set of 8 stemmed glasses (two are chipped on the top rim), and 2 decanters. On the inside by the latch there is a thin spot in the wood where it has been pushed in and chipped (see photo). However with the glasses in place it is hardly noticeable. Overall the tantalus is in very good antique condition with the usual amount of nicks and scratches from 100+ years of gentle use. Dimensions when closed: 10" high, 9" wide and 8" deep. (3004)
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