Antique 19th century Black Forest carved wood liquor tantalus, cabinet box. Hand carved with a charming motif of scrolling leaves and vines framing thick beveled glass panels, windows showcasing the gorgeous blown crystal liquor service within. The front of the tantalus is embellished with a finely carved motif depicting ‘trophies’, allegory symbols or tools of the hunt and harvest theme. Retains a working lock and key. The top hinges open to reveal a removable carrier caddy fitted with an ornate gilt bronze or brass handle. The liquor service comprises of four decanters with solid faceted stoppers and 16 cordials or shot (tot) glasses. The glasses emits a delightful ring when tapped. Enhanced with exquisite engraved intaglios richly decorated with flowers and leaves, lattice and polka dots. The stoppers engraved with numbers to correspond to matching numbers on the decanters, indicating they are all original. Just lovely to serve guests at the table from these beautiful old cordial glasses! In very good antique condition with general wear commensurate with age and use. No chips or cracks to the liquor service. One cordial glass is a replacement, visible at the back. The tantalus measures 15 1/4" length x 11 1/2" width x 11 1/4" height. Decanters stand 8" tall and cordial glasses are 3" height.