Betjemann's Patent Tantalus
The Tantalus Betjemann's Patent 27340 London" stamped locking handle with the original three gorgeous and intact cut crystal decanters and their stoppers resting in a crotch mahogany case Includes key .
Wear consistent with age, insect holes.
measures 11-1/2" x 13-1/2" W x 5-1/4" D.
To unlock ,the key must be turned and the barrel pressed toward the base.
Actually a notice on the wooden base provide full instructions for the lock.
Of the Period Victorian
Place of Origin England
Date of Manufacture 1880
Period 19th Century Materials and Techniques ,Mahogany, Crystal