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1558/17: A large late Victorian or Edwardian DRINKS & GAMES COMPENDIUM with all sorts of fine contents. The case itself is of mahogany inlaid with 'batswing' decoration to the front, and lid, with hinged brass handles to either side. It opens to reveal its set of three cut-glass decanters; set of 6 engraved glasses; pair of gilt coasters and a large gilt tray. A cedar-lined drawer can be found to the front (for cigars) and a secret button accesses the games drawer, with cards; pegs; counters and dice etc., plus a gilt cribbage board above. Excellent condition. 16 x 14.5 x 11ins (40.5 x 37 x 28cms). c.1900

compendium, Games, object, tantalus

£1250

1304/16: A good quality mid-Victorian GAMES COMPENDIUM complete with its full set of original contents. The box itself is veneered in coromandel wood and embellished with fine Gothic style brass mounts which are inset with "Tiger's Eye" cabochon stones. It opens to reveal the contents which include: engraved gilded oval bezique and whist boards; draughts pieces; bone shakers; ebony & ivory trick markers; full set of six dice and eight pegs and three packs of cards together with rule books and bezique scoreboards etc. 12ins wide; 9.5ins deep; 4.5ins high (30.5 x 24 x 11.5cms) c.1870

box, compendium, Games, object

£1250