Georgian, Victorian & Edwardian Antique Tantalus Decanter Boxes For Sale
Tantalus and decanter boxes were an early form of presenting and protecting one’s fine liquors. Usually lockable, tantalus and decanter boxes were made from various good woods like oak, walnut, rosewood and more, some with ornate decoration and elaborate designs. First recorded in 1853 in England the Tantalus decanter was described as the ‘butler’s enemy’ as it prevented servants from stealing the liquor. Antiques Store.co.uk has a wide selection of British, European and American decanter boxes and tantalus to choose from and all from the leading antique dealers in the UK as well as private collectors.
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