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Lot #58 - Cedar & glass case with removable lid, (110cm high) believed to have been created by the Victorian Railways, circa 1877

  • Auction House:
    Leski Auctions
  • Sale Name:
    Australian & Colonial
  • Sale Date:
    02 Dec 2018 ~ 12noon (AEDT)
  • Lot #:
    58
  • Lot Description:
    Cedar & glass case with removable lid, (110cm high) believed to have been created by the Victorian Railways, circa 1877
    to record occasions when Regal, Vice Regal and other important notables were carried by train within the State of Victoria. The case may have been used to house the sceptre or mace or another ceremonial object designed to indicate the status of the person or persons in the "Royal" carriage. Included in the recorded names and dates are "Lady Bowen, 1877", "H.R.H. Prince Edward of Wales, 2nd July 1881", "Lady Loch, 15th Nov'r 1889", "His Excellency Earl of Hopetoun, 26th March, 1895", "H.R.H. The Duke of Cornwall & York. (Prince of Wales) 12th May, 1901" and "Madame Melba, 11th April, 1903". 
  • Notes:
    The Victorian Railways Royal Train operated to transport members of the Royal Family on their numerous tours of Australia on the Victorian Railways network. The same carriages were also used for a number of vice-regal trains for the Governor-General of Australia and the Governor of Victoria and other Vice-regal .visitors. The first complete Royal train was assembled in May 1901 from special purpose vehicles for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary). The Royal train travelled to Healesville and other parts of Victoria, and finally to Port Melbourne, where they embarked for the sea voyage to Brisbane
  • Estimate:
    A$500 - 750
  • Realised Price:
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  • Category:
    Furniture

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