Fabulous antique to vintage French liqueur glass presenter box or tantalus with hidden storage for ten cups, cordials or shot glasses in the from of a stack of two antique leather bound books, this one with actual individual leaves or pages in the lid, gilt embossed bindings including a crown topped armorial style crest on the lid and in wonderful condition! Quite unique, we've offered these in the past and they always sell as quickly as we can get them listed. With the look of two old leather bound volumes but hidden inside is a fitted compartment that holds the ten glasses! As realistic as they get and, I'm sure the top book is likely genuine with several individual pages and I've shown a few in the images! Open the lid and there are numerous individual pages above the lower smoker's compartment. The first page entitled “Semaine Religieuse Du Diocese De Laval” and showing images of the Notre Dame d'Avenieres, Notre Dame de Pontmain and Notre Dame de Mayenne. The bindings are somewhat aged but gilt or gold leaf lettered and the set is in great condition, age considered! One text titled "La Sainte Bible" and the other "La Semaine Religieuse". Also a gold embossed stamp on the base of "Made in France". Wonderful!
Very good condition, age & materials considered. As said, these are likely two actual antique texts. A few spots at the edges of the bindings with some wear and/or damage but, as you can see, it's in overall wonderful condition. There are two replacement cups we think, one without the gold rim (maybe original but worn) and one that has a slightly curved shape but wit a gold rim. See pictures for all measurements.
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