Antiques, Fine Art & Collectibles. Antique Victorian English Oak Tantalus Tabletop Cigarette Box Secret Drawer 1880. DESCRIPTION Antique Victorian British oak tantalus. Dating to the 1880’s-90’s period this multi functional table top box housed not only the three crystal cut decanters but also cigarettes and cigars in their respective sections in the front. There is also a secret drawer which pops out in the front when a wooden button is depressed in the center which was most likely used for storing gambling accoutrements. The decanters cannot be removed until the two top drawers are opened. A great example of English Victorian innovation and intrigue that would suit any style property, old or new. This would make a great addition to any late Victorian tantalus or bar decor collection. This would make a great early holiday gift. MEASUREMENTS Tantalus measures 14″ wide by 11″ deep by 13 tall and it weighs 15lbs 15oz. CONDITION In good working condition with a chip out of the edge of both one decanter and on the bottom of one stopper. There is no key present and the secret drawer sticks a bit when removing it all the way out (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description). Yesteryear Essentials is a local, independent family run antiques store in Los Angeles, CA. It was established in 2011 by me (Pearse) and my wife (Sinead). Whether you are looking to enhance your home decor or are an avid collector, we try to have something wonderful in stock for everyone. See our other items. The item “Antique Victorian English Oak Tantalus Tabletop Cigarette Box Secret Drawer 1880″ is in sale since Thursday, March 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Decanters”. The seller is “pearsefee” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Age: 1850-1899
- Color: Medium Wood Tone
- Country/Region of Origin: United Kingdom
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Style: Victorian