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French Liquor Caddy Tantalus Box, Cordial Shot Glasses Set, Trompe l’Oeil Books For Sale

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French Liquor Caddy Tantalus Box, Cordial Shot Glasses Set, Trompe l’Oeil Books :

Charming French trompe l’oeil liquor glass presenter box or tantalus in the form of a stack of old leather bound books. Opening to reveal a hidden storage inside housing eight cups, cordials or shot glasses, all with decorative gilt edging and nestled in their fitted compartments. Stamped inside in gold leaf lettering 'Made in France'. The volumes comprise of the following books: Annales De La Propagation De La Foi, The Fables of Florian, Jean Richeplin's novel Miarka, and Le Catéchisme du Concile de Trente. In overall good condition with general wear commensurate with age and use, no chips or cracks. An ideal gift, and just perfect on a desk in a private library or office setting. The tantalus measures 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 4 5/8" height. The shot glasses are 2" height x 1 3/8" diameter opening. About Us Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for dimensions. Feel free to contact us with any questions and postage inquiries prior to purchase.
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