Fine Menu printed in Gold and Red for the lunch for a "Morning Fete given by the Directors & Shareholders of the Crystal Palace Company to the Representatives of Foreign Governments and other Distinguished Guests", the magnificent banquet includes fine fish courses with Turbot and Sole, followed by every sort of meat dish and lobsters, garnished with truffles and other luxuries, followed by a huge selection of desserts, the menu is decorated with a lace border with flowers, in remarkable condition, 10" x 8", Crystal Palace, 17th June

The Crystal Palace was a cast-iron and plate-glass structure originally built in Hyde Park, London, to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. After the exhibition, the Palace was relocated to an area of South London known as Penge Common. It was rebuilt at the top of Penge Peak next to Sydenham Hill, an affluent suburb of large villas. It stood there from June 1854 until its destruction by fire in November 1936. It was reopened by Queen Victoria on 10th June just before this fete.

Item Date:  1854

Stock No:  40210      £375



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