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When was the tantalus invented?

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When was the tantalus invented?
The tantalus was patented in 1881 by George Betjemann, a cabinet maker from Germany. Named after the Greek mythological character, Tantalus, the decor item is designed to hold one or more decanters. You’ll find a selection of tantalus pieces on 1stDibs.
1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
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Walker & Hall Tantalus Silver Plated Tantalus Set
By Walker & Hall
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Walker & Hall Tantalus silver plated Tantalus set.
Category

Early 20th Century British Edwardian Barware

French Gilt Bronze Tantalus Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Fine 19th century French gilt bronze tantalus set, attributed to Baccarat. Circa 1870. A fine
Category

Antique 19th Century Barware

Materials

Brass

Tantalus Set with Baccarat Glasses
Located in Dallas, TX
Tantalus set with Baccarat glasses- A gilt bronze and glass tantalus stand with 4 etched glass
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Antique Early 19th Century Crystal Serveware

Materials

Bronze

19th Century French Madagascar Wood Tantalus Set
Located in Dallas, TX
Elegant 19th century French Madagascar wood Tantalus set. A beautiful set with decanters and
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Antique 19th Century French Decorative Boxes

Materials

Crystal

Antique Silverplate Floral Tantalus Set with Cut Glass Decanter Bottles
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Ornate floral silver plate tantalus set featuring 3 cut glass bottles with a stand that comes apart
Category

Early 20th Century Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

French Gilt Bronze and Cut-Glass Tiered Liquor 'Tantalus' Set
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
French Gilt Bronze and cut-Glass Tiered Liquor (Tantalus) Set late 19th century, perhaps Baccarat
Category

20th Century Barware

Materials

Glass

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