Antique Napoleon III Liquor Cellar, French, Liqueur Box, Glass Decanters, 1830
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This is an antique Napoleon III liquor cellar. A French, ebonised Rosewood liqueur box with fitted interior and cut glass decanters, dating to the early 19th century, circa 1830.
- A classical French Cave à Liqueur
- Displays a desirable aged patina
- Deep ebonised Rosewood provides a striking ground upon which, inlaid detail adds fine interest
- Cut glass decanters and set of glasses of high quality - some signs of use present to glasses
- The whole secured by a double-throw inset working lock — key present
- A brass lock escutcheon sits at the base of a profusely detailed inlaid shield design
- Boulle work with brass and Mother of Pearl inlay is of master craftsman quality
- Upon opening, the hinged lid rests neatly above the case interior
- This fitted interior can be removed by way of an ornate gilded handle
- A quartet of glass decanters in good order sit between two tiers of drinking glasses
- Sixteen glasses in total, three of which are later replacements
- The lower tier smoothly extends outwards for ease of access
This is a beguiling antique Napoleon III liquor cellar, with exquisite boulle work detail and clear, bright glass. A considerable party piece, as useful today as it was nearly 200 years ago and sure to delight guests. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for a soiree.
Max Width: 31.5cm (12.5'')
Max Depth: 23.5cm (9.25'')
Max Height: 24cm (9.5'')
Carriage Tray Extended Width: 35.5cm (14'')
Carriage Tray Depth: 20cm (7.75'')
Carriage Tray Height: 21.5cm (8.5'')
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