THE SHAMBLES, A MUSEUM OF VICTORIAN LIFE, 4-DAY SALE: 18-21 MAY 2009 The Shambles, a delightful museum of Victorian life, will be sold by Simon Chorley Art & Antiques in a 4-day sale from 18-21 May 2009.
News-Antique.com - Apr 08,2009 - 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 2,300-lot sale. Estimates range from £5 to £1,000.
The Shambles began as a pipe-dream for owners Jim and Holly Chapman in 1986 when they bought 20 Church Street which had formerly been used as a butcher's shop with its own slaughterhouse behind, hence the name 'Shambles'. The Shambles first opened to the public in March 1988, since then it has grown and grown in size and, before finally closing its doors in November 2008, it was attracting up to 40,000 visitors a year.
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For enquiries relating to the Shambles sale please contact Catrin Hampton at Simon Chorley Art & Antiques on 01452 344499 or email@example.com
A printed catalogue is available from mid April and will be fully illustrated on-line at www.simonchorley.com
Viewing days are Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 May, 10am - 4pm.
Admission to Viewing Days and Auction is by printed catalogue only (£15 incl p&p) admits two persons.