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Farewell To The Webster House

Sat, Aug 1, 2020 01:00AM EDT
Lot 3

Edwardian Mirrored Walnut Game Tantalus w Cigar Storage

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An Edwardian tantalus, walnut and brass case, with its three original hand-cut glass decanters, original mirror glass, labeled cigar and cigarette compartments, three velvet-lined compartments with cordial glasses, and a bottom drawer with parlor games. The lock is in working order, with a key (later replacement). The game drawer opens with a spring mechanism triggered from a button above. English, circa 1902.

Engraved inscriptions to the crest brass indicates that the tantalus was offered as a 1902 prize: "Won by the Earl of Ashburnham's Sussex Heifer "Coronation" / Tonbridge Fat Stock Show 1902 1st Prize Winner Given by WJ Mackey / Re-Presented to Edward B. Ratcliff".

Measures 13 1/2" x 14" x 11 1/4".

Provenance: The collection of Shirley Bush Helzberg.


Very good condition. One decanter has a small chip to its base, and two stoppers have minor nicks -- otherwise the decanters and cordial glasses are in great condition. No notable scuffs or scratches to the case.

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