Rare Original Black Forest Bears Carved Wood Tantalus Table Decanter & Glasses

Rare Original Black Forest Bears Carved Wood Tantalus Table Decanter & Glasses

Rare Original Black Forest Bears Carved Wood Tantalus Table Decanter & Glasses

£3,500.00
Now £3,150.00
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About this item

We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare circa 1900 Black Forest wood Tantalus table drinks decanter suite with three bears

This tantalus table, a receptacle for holding a decanter, is a folly of a piece. The base is decorated with three frolicking, fully carved wooden bears surmounted by a sculptural carved tree trunk with exposed roots.
Baluster stem floral-etched glass goblets with flared rims are suspended from the tree roots. At the center, rising in the place of the tree trunk, is a glass decanter with ball-form stopper etched with an edelweiss pattern.
The bears are carved in a riotous style and one holds a beer stein in the paw, a lighthearted allegorical tribute to the effects of all spirits.
We have lightly cleaned waxed and polished the timber, the auction only includes the items pictured and nothing more

Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition
Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade

Dimensions

W29.0 x H45.5 x D18.0 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Good

Date of manufacture

Unknown

Material

Wood

Period

19th Century

Seller

VAT status

Seller is not VAT registered

SKU

71023680
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