European tantalus or portable liqueur cabinet, mixed woods marquetry case with engraved brass trim and brass feet. Shaped, hinged front cover opens to reveal a tiered gilt metal removable rack holding four etched and cut glass decanters and three matching cordials. Decanters – 9" H. Cordials – 3 3/8" H. Case – 10 3/4" H x 13 3/8" W x 10 1/4" D. Late 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Light wear and some minor shrinkage to wood on case. Some cordials missing. Decanter stoppers are likely replacements; case only closes when decanter stoppers are removed. (Decanters and cordials have age, but may also be replacements).
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