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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
Early Mahogany Decanter Box 450
Early mahogany decanter box , containing original spirit decanters. Dated 1832 Click here for more details
Oak Tantalus 650
Late Victorian oak and silver plated tantalus . The lockable tilt frame encases 3 cut glass decanters. Working key. English circa 1880 Click here for more details
Rare Single bottle tantalus. 335
Rare Single bottle tantalus. Circa 1890's. £335. Ref TS101 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
Silver plated Tantalus. 750
Silver plated Tantalus. Circa 1890's. Ref TS106 Click here for more details
Three bottle Tantalus. 595
Three bottle oak and silverplated Tantalus. Circa 1880. Ref TS302. £595. 34.5 cm long by 30 cm high. By 13.5 cm deep. Click here for more details
Two bottle Tantalus. 420
Two bottle Tantalus, with plain bottles. Circa 1890's. Ref TS208. 27 cm long by 14.5 cm deep by 29 cm high. Approximately. £420.
Two bottle Tantalus. 385
Two bottle Tantalus. Circa 1890's. Ref TS207. 23cm long by 12.2cm deep by 29.5 cm high approximately. £385. Click here for more details
Two bottle Tantalus. 465
Two bottle Tantalus. Circa 1890's. Ref TS209. £465. 27cm long by 24cm deep by 30cm high approximately. Click here for more details
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