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Tantalus
The lockable Tantalus shown on our web site were first seen in England around 1870. The word "Tantalus" comes from the word "Tantalise". You can now find out as soon as this site is updated, and with what, by following us at Twitter. Just search for Twitter@BarhamAntiques. Their first, and most important use was in many of England's grandest houses. The Tantalus allowed the house owner a means of locking away their finest brandy and other sprits from the eager attention of their butlers, who often helped themselves to a 'tipple' after the master retired to bed! Produced in a variety of shapes, woods and sizes, a Tantalus makes a wonderful gift for a wedding, or special anniversary
Boxed Tantalus. 950
Boxed oak and silver plated Tantalus. With glasses. Circe 1900. Ref TS207. 38 cm wide by 28.6 cm deep by 34 cm high approx. Click here for more details
Rare Walnut Tantalus. 790
A Very Rare Walnut Tantalus, with 3 slim bottles, the stoppers being the glasses. Ref TS055 Circa 1890's Click here for more details
Victorian boxed tantalus 795
Victorian boxes tantalus, circa 1900. Ref TS091 19.5 cm square by 24 cm high approx. Click here for more details
Victorian oak & Silver Plated 2 bottle Tantalus. 425
Victorian oak & Silver Plated 2 bottle Tantalus. Circa 1890's. Ref TS097 Click here for more details
Victorian Oak & Silver Plated 2 Bottle Tantalus. 425
Victorian Oak & Silver Plated 2 Bottle Tantalus. Circa 1900. Ref TS701 Click here for more details
Victorian Oak & Silver plated carved oak Tantalus. 620
Victorian Oak & Silver plated carved oak Tantalus. Circa 1890. Ref TS095 Click here for more details
Victorian Oak & Silver Plated Tantalus 595
Victorian Oak & Silver Plated flip top Tantalus. Ref TS096 Click here for more details
Victorian Oak & Silver plated Tantalus 620
Victorian Oak & Silver plated Tantalus. Ref TS098 Click here for more details
Victorian oak and silver plated tantalus. 595
Victorian oak and silver plated tantalus. Circa 1890's. Ref TS206. 38 cm long by 15 cm deep by 30 cm high. Approx. Click here for more details
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