Antique Travelling Decanter Box
A Georgian oak and iron bound tantalus box dating from the late 1700s / early 1800s. The oak box has iron strapping, corners and an iron carrying handle. The locking mechanism is unusual and does come with a key. The key works but the lock takes a little jiggling to open properly. Inside, the box is lined with red felt and divided into 6 sections. It is likely the box has been relined at some point.
It comes with 6 square glass bottles, 1 slightly smaller than the rest. Each has a ground stopper with a flat disc top although one stopper has a different round top. The bottles are in good condition for their age but they have suffered some damages over the years. There is a chip on the rim of one and cracks around the neck in another two (see photos).
The box itself is in good condition for its age with some signs of use, some marks and knocks but nothing detrimental and it has a nice aged patina.
Approximate Measurements (box) :
Height : 8" (20cm)
Width : 10" (25cm)
Depth : 7" (18cm)
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