Friday, May 15, 2009

The Shambles Museum Sale

Simon Chorley Art & Antiques, Gloucestershire
18th May 2009 to 21st May 2009

Fixtures and fittings from The Shambles, a delightful museum of Victorian life, will be sold by Simon Chorley Art & Antiques on site/in situ at The Shambles, Church Street, Newent, and Gloucestershire in a five-day sale from Monday 18 to Friday 21 May 2009.

The Shambles is set in over an acre, and imaginatively laid out as a small country town of cobbled streets, alleyways, cottages, houses, shops and workshops, all of which are stocked with items of the period. The museum uniquely recreates the feel of Victorian life of the 1890s and everything from the original shop facades and their shelf-stacked interiors to agricultural corn merchants and the Police station manned by its Bobby will be offered in the 4,000 lot sale. Estimates range from £10- £1,000

The Shambles houses one of the largest collections of everyday Victoriana in the country encompassing the 'lived-in' feel of a bygone age.

Above: Lot 1516 A baker's cart painted 'F A Paul, Westam Bakery, Tiverton', fitted cupboard doors over a sprung frame and rubber rimmed wheels. Estimate: £ 200 - 300.

Above: Lot 551 A green enamel sign, Cadbury's Chocolates made at Bournville, 35.5cm x 61cm (14" x 24") and another similar in blue, Bournville Cocoa. Estimate: £ 80 - 120

Above: Lot 1074 Sundry brass lockplates, door handles, keyhole covers, escutcheons and door knockers etc. Estimate: £ 40 - 60

Simon Chorley

1 comment:

  1. I heard about tis on the radio and I remember going there as a child. Fantastic place.


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