Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
Holborn Restaurant 1895 Giant Medallion - Obverse; View of part of the Resturant with legend Holborn Restaurant Est’d 1874. Reverse; Grand view of their large Hall with people dancing with legend “Presented by the Propertietors to G. Bishop Esq. Nov. 28th 1895. (Probably Prize in Dancing) Large Bronze 68mm. (Opened in 1874, the Holborn Restaurant was regarded as one of London’s grandest and largest restaurant billed as adding "a spice of poetry to the dull prose of everyday life". There were also fine dance bands and dancing. It was there that the British Chess Federation was founded in 1904. During the 1908 London Olympics, its vast dining room hosted banquets for the participating athletes. It rooms were used by many other clubs and society’s. Demolished in 1954).