Tantalus Liquor Chest

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Title

Tantalus Liquor Chest

Description

A Tantalus Liquor Chest - a liquor chest in the form of a stack of four leather-bound books having gold embossed French language titles and trim, and two fabric hinges securing a cover. The chest holds a small glass decanter of square shape with rounded corners, gold painted decoration; two blue-tinted glass shot glasses having tapered cylindrical spiraled shape; one shot glass of tapered cylindrical shape having gold painted rim; and one shot glass of bulbous form having gold painted rim.

Year Conserved

2018

Holding Institution

Merchant's House Museum

Conservator

Kerith Kross Schrager of The Found Object Conservation

Amount Funded

$3,400.00

Collection

Citation

“Tantalus Liquor Chest,” Celebrating the NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program, accessed July 6, 2022, https://ctg20.omeka.net/items/show/697.

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