Antique French Liqueur Set 19th Century Walnut Burr with Etched Glass Decanters and Glasses Set
Antique French Liqueur Set 19th Century Walnut Burr Etched Glass Decanters and Glasses.
A matching set of four decanters with eight glasses with gilding and etched designs. All appear to be in very good condition with no apparent chips or cracks.
The exterior is burr walnut veneer set with ebonised wood and mother of pearl panels to the hinged frontage and lid, the side panels also open to make it easier to remove the glasses. The glass and decanter holder is separate from the outer box and can be removed. We don’t think that the glassware is original to the box as they are round based decanters whereas the fittings are for square, however they are fairly contemporary and the glasses do fit into the fittings. There is room for 16 glasses but only 8 are present.
The exterior box is in good overall condition with some slight losses and creases consummate with age and evidence of past worm in the back panel but doesn’t appear to be active, also some slight restoration to the bottom edge on the back and corner. The base has also been rebaized at some point.
Overall a very nice rare decorative piece.
32.5cm wide x 25cm deep x 24.5cm tall when closed.