Anthony Short
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SOLD/19th Century Napoleon III Inlaid Cave à Liqueur Tantalus

Height:
28cm (11.0in)
Width:
35cm (13.8in)
Depth:
26cm (10.2in)

Price : Please contact us


SOLD

A mid 19th century Napoleon III period twenty piece French liquor cellar with Baccarat crystal attributed partial gilt glass barware, Paris, France, mid 19th century. The magnificent classical French Cave à Liqueur Set is of the finest master craftsman quality, richly decorated in exceptionally executed marquetry-work, profusely detailed shield design with elaborate brass banding. Retaining the complete set of original glassware, attributed to French luxury icon Baccarat crystal, housed in a beautiful cabinet with a dome hinged lid and a pair of side opening doors, the entire front of the box features a undulating shaped front panel, which folds down while open, resting neatly above the case revealing a striking deep rosewood finished interior that acts as the perfect ground showcasing the removable tray with ornate gilded bronze handle, fitted with a quartet of fine quality cut crystal decanter tantalus at centre, flanked by two carved tiers of drinking glasses, sixteen high quality gilt gold decorated cut crystal cordials glasses in total. A wonderful example, the stunning antique Napoleon III bar cabinet, circa 1860, is incredibly detailed, elegant, sophisticated and will be the highlight of any area it is placed in.