Cave a Liquer, France c1900-1920
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Directory: Archives: Furnishings: Accessories: Boxes: Pre 1920: item # 547970
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Sally Rude Antiques and Fine Art Gallery
At Toscoga Antiques Market
Thomasville, Georgia 31792
|Offered here is a wonderful circa 1900 or so cave a liquer, or tantalus, made in France for an Indianapolis retailer by the name of Charles Mayer & Company. The box is made to look like old leather books. It is made of leather with gilt markings and trim. The gilt has faded and the leather is nicely worn. The interior is lined with marblized paper. The interior is not fitted, and looks like it never was, but contains four gilt enameled decanters with pretty little stoppers, and an assortment of shot glasses, seven in all, only one of which matches the decanters. One of the stoppers is broken off in the bottle. I don't know if it can be repaired or replaced, but if so, I have it. There is a lock but no key. The box is marked on the bottom Made in France, the name of the retailer, and Indianapolis. The box is in good condition, other than general wear as mentioned. The decanters are fine except as noted. It's quite handsome, with wonderful patina and a fabulous look! The box measures 12" by 9" by 9.5". The decanters are about 8" in height.|