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Medals : Auction 169 : Lot 339

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Auction 169
Medals Lot
339
Holborn Restaurant 1874 (struck around 1895) 69mm diameter and weighing 209 grammes, struck in lead with a bronzed finish Eimer 1640, BHM 2990. Obverse: A group of figures congregated around a grand entrance HOLBORN. In exergue: RESTAURANT ESTd. 1874, Reverse: Couples dancing on a large ballroom floor. Below PRESENTED BY THE PROPRIETORS, Henri Gros Esq. Dec 17th 1895, VF. A total of 34 inscriptions are so far recorded of the recipients of the medal between 1893 and 1897. Established in 1874, the restaurant was the grandest establishment of its kind in and held a unique position in London social life. Many of its facilities were available for private hire. The King's Hall could accommodate 500 diners. The room is described as the 'Home of Golf, Hockey and Tennis clubs holding Annual s'. The restaurant operated until 1954. It was demolished in 1955.
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Holborn Restaurant 1874 (struck around 1895) 69mm diameter and weighing 209 grammes, struck in lead with a bronzed finish Eimer 1640, BHM 2990. Obverse: A group of figures congregated around a grand entrance HOLBORN. In exergue: RESTAURANT ESTd. 1874, Reverse: Couples dancing on a large ballroom floor. Below PRESENTED BY THE PROPRIETORS, Henri Gros Esq.  Dec 17th 1895, VF. A total of 34 inscriptions are so far recorded of the recipients of the medal between 1893 and 1897. Established in 1874, the restaurant was the grandest establishment of its kind in London and held a unique position in London social life. Many of its facilities were available for private hire. The King's Hall could accommodate 500 diners. The room is described as the 'Home of Golf, Hockey and Tennis clubs holding Annual Reunions'. The restaurant operated until 1954. It was demolished in 1955. : Medals : Auction 169 : Lot 339
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Holborn Restaurant 1874 (struck around 1895) 69mm diameter and weighing 209 grammes, struck in lead with a bronzed finish Eimer 1640, BHM 2990. Obverse: A group of figures congregated around a grand entrance HOLBORN. In exergue: RESTAURANT ESTd. 1874, Reverse: Couples dancing on a large ballroom floor. Below PRESENTED BY THE PROPRIETORS, Henri Gros Esq.  Dec 17th 1895, VF. A total of 34 inscriptions are so far recorded of the recipients of the medal between 1893 and 1897. Established in 1874, the restaurant was the grandest establishment of its kind in London and held a unique position in London social life. Many of its facilities were available for private hire. The King's Hall could accommodate 500 diners. The room is described as the 'Home of Golf, Hockey and Tennis clubs holding Annual Reunions'. The restaurant operated until 1954. It was demolished in 1955. : Medals : Auction 169 : Lot 339
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