The Davenport Collection
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1827

The Tyrolese Minstrels at the Egyptian Hall in 1827, and the St. James’s Theatre in 1851

The Tyrolese Minstrels at the Egyptian Hall in 1827, and the St. James’s Theatre in 1851

The more detailed of the two prints is linked with their performances in 1851. It is said to be from ‘The Illustrated London News’, 6 December 1851. The simpler print is from an unknown newspaper but the adjacent cutting is hand dated 1827. The Tyrolese Minstrels toured widely and were well respected. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.

The Rath or Burmese Imperial State Carriage and Throne: 8 page booklet dated 1827

The Rath or Burmese Imperial State Carriage and Throne: 8 page booklet dated 1827

This carriage was on display at the Egyptian Hall probably 1825 and/or 1826. This booklet, dated 1827, says on the cover that the carriage is now exhibiting at No. 26, Brydges Street, Covent Garden. Many fascinating details are given in the book which unfortunately has no illustrations, but it is possible to find engravings of the incredibly ornate carriage on the web. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.