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Model butcher's shop

Model butcher's shop

  • Place of origin:

    Hackney (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pells (Mr) (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and painted wood, wax, glass

  • Credit Line:

    Given by S.J. Norman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Costume, Play and Learn Gallery, case 4

Physical description

Model of a butcher's shop, carved and painted wood. It represents a two-storied house, with rooms above and a shop below, painted to resemble brick. Joints of meat hang from four railings in the window, and sides of meat from the door and windows. In front of the shop are a short set of steps and a white dog. The butcher is made from wax. The shop is contained in a wooden box with a glass front, supporting an ornately-carved wooden frame.

Place of Origin

Hackney (made)


ca. 1880 (made)


Pells (Mr) (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and painted wood, wax, glass


Height: 44.5 cm, Width: 36.8 cm, Depth: 19 cm

Object history note

This object was apparently modelled on a butcher's shop in Hackney called 'Tichbourne'. It was given to the Museum by S.J. Norman in 1968 [68/235]

Descriptive line

Model of a butcher's shop; Mr. Pells, English, ca.1880, wood, painted

Production Note

Made by Mr. Pells, a woodcarver in Felix Street, Hackney.


Wood; Glass; Wax


Carving; Painting

Subjects depicted

Butchers; Shops; Dogs


Shopping; Woodwork; Advertising; London history

Production Type



Museum of Childhood

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