This black lacquer and boulle tantalus dates to the Napoleon III/Second Empire period of 1852-1870. The boulle inlay is in good antique condition with slight lifting on the bottom front edge. The lock and the key work well and the sides open up smoothly. There is some slight damage to this piece: 1 the top edge of the bottom face of the tantalus has worn down, 2 there is a crack in the base, 3 there are a few old, inactive woodworm holes on one side. Overall the tantalus is in very good antique condition with the usual amount of nicks and scratches from 100+ years of gentle use. Note that there are no glasses, decanters or racks that come with this tantalus. Dimensions when closed: 12" wide, 10.5" high and 9" deep. (701)
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