19th Century French Thuya & Brass Inlaid Serpentine Cave a Liqueur or Tantalus Box – Loveday Antiques

Loveday Antiques is a second-generation antiques company with membership in BADA, LAPADA, and CINOA, now run by Alexander Loveday. The name Loveday has been synonymous with the antiques trade and interior designers for over fifty years. The stock represents an interesting and stylish mix of not only antique furniture but Art Deco and contemporary 1970s furniture from around the world.


3,273 GBP

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An exceptionally fine French serpentine tantalus box (or cave a liqueur) with brass marquetry inlay and mother-of-pearl, circa 1870.

Crafted from thuya wood, its serpentine shape is enhanced by kingwood cross bandings and intricate brass, mother-of-pearl, and kingwood inlays. Uniquely, the sides are also serpentine, showcasing its luxurious design. The lid unfolds to reveal a rosewood glass stand, holding eight etched glasses and four decanters with cut glass stoppers. Retaining its original patina, this piece exudes exceptional quality, reminiscent of esteemed makers like Vervelle Audot. A rarity in perfect condition, a collector's treasure.


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26 cm


36 cm


26 cm


5 kg