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A VICTORIAN CARVED WOOD AND PLASTER BUTCHER'S SHOP DIORAMA
A VICTORIAN CARVED WOOD AND PLASTER BUTCHER'S SHOP DIORAMA

CIRCA 1850

Details
A VICTORIAN CARVED WOOD AND PLASTER BUTCHER'S SHOP DIORAMA
CIRCA 1850
Depicting three Butcher's with cuts of meat standing in front of their shop, which is decorated with four flower pots within glazed mahogany frame
22 ¾ x 30 ¼ in. (58 x 77 cm.)
Provenance
Sotheby's New York, Furniture and Decorations 21 October 2000, lot 1

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Lot Essay

Model butcher shops such as this were probably made to fulfill an educational role, designed to be studied rather than played with as toys, as the cuts of meat and types of carcasses are rendered with some accuracy. A nearly identical model was gifted to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, by H.R.H. Queen Mary (W.58-1929), while a larger and more elaborate model made for the window display of a London butcher's shop was sold Woolley and Wallis, Salisbury, 3 April 2012, lot 630 (£22,000). For a similar but smaller model see Christie's New York 24 October 2013 lot 739 sold $11,875
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