Art Deco Tantalus Set with 2 Geometric Etched Bottles
Art Deco silver-mounted tantalus set wood marquetry custom case holder with the lock and handle. Each bottle has polished silver neck support. A unique set with a very modernist approach, stunning cut crystal decanters with matching tops, all in excellent original condition. The glass has a unique modernist pattern design with intersecting etched squares perfectly matching the lid and the bottles which have a modernist shape or fitted into the wooden with the exact dimension.
A tantalus was a very sophisticated accessory displayed in the homes of the upper class and nouveau riche.
“Tantalus is a small wooden cabinet containing two or three decanters. Its defining feature is that it has a lock and key. The aim of that is to stop unauthorized people drinking the contents (in particular, “servants and younger sons getting at the whisky”), while still allowing them to be on show.”
Case is 14″ T x 14.25″ W x 5.25″ D
Bottles are 12″ T