Lot 675Ranelagh House And Pleasure Gardens, Scarce Early...

Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am

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Ranelagh House And Pleasure Gardens, Scarce Early Copper Ticket - Chelsea 1745,uniface copper RANELAGH HOUSE and date, annulet in centre, 32mm. (Ranelagh House was built about 1690 on the east side of Chelsea Hospital for Richard, Viscount Ranelagh. In 1733 the house was taken over by the management of the Drury Lane Theatre, and the house and gardens opened to the public on 5 April 1742, at a basic admission of a shilling. Concerts, masquerades, dancing and miscellaneous theatrical events were held there over the next 60 years. The house was demolished in 1805) 18th Century tickets to Pleasure Gardens are extremely scarce

Hammer Price: £180.00

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