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Title: Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE
Possibly New York
Date/Period: 19th Century


Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 28.75"; width: 44"; depth: 18"

Material: White pine and poplar, wrought iron

Condition: Weathering, shrinkage crack, displays well on the wall

Additional Information: The simple wrought iron mounted highbacked bench is
lettered for a seller of books. The first column on left displays discernible
words…SCHOOL DAYS, SPELLING, GRAMMAR and more.

$3,400.00

210-280


Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 2

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 3

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, entire view 4

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 1

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 2

Antique Wagon Seat Trade Sign, EMPIRE BOOK STORE Possibly New York, detail view 3



Title: Antique Trade Sign, I WORK FOR CASH,
Original Paint
A great statement!
Date/Period: Third Quarter 19th Century


Antique Trade Sign, I WORK FOR CASH, Original Paint, side 1 view

Antique Trade Sign, I WORK FOR CASH, Original Paint, side 2 view

Measurement: (Length: 76-inches; height: 8.25-inches.)

Material: Pine, applied moldings, square nailed

Additional Information: The stylized black lettering against a white background;
original paint is now dry with a wonderful flat patina. The applied moldings with
chamfered leading edge are square nailed to signboard. Perfect height for above
windows or a door.

$2,850.00

SKU: 608-67




Title: Odd Fellows Carved Wood Sign, Three-Linked Chain, Eye of Providence
Date/Period: Late 19th Century - SOLD


Odd Fellows Carved Wood Sign, Three-Linked Chain, Eye of Providence, entire view

Measurement: 30" x 18" x .2.5"

Material: White pine

Condition: Traces of paint, dry patina

Additional Information: Chain with three links has a complicated meaning regarding
good and harm; often Friendship, Love and Truth [The Three Link Fraternity] in this
case, above the All-Seeing Eye. The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is
a symbol, having its origin in Christian iconography, representing the eye of God
watching over humanity. This example appears to be a well weathered rural artifact.

SOLD

1335-20


Odd Fellows Carved Wood Sign, Three-Linked Chain, Eye of Providence, back view



Title: Trade Sign, Prescott Keyes
Attorney at Law, Gold on Smaltz
Concord & Boston, Massachusetts
Date/Period: 1880s


Trade Sign, Prescott Keyes Attorney at Law, Gold on Smaltz Concord & Boston, Massachusetts, entire view

Measurement: 28" x 9" x 1"

Material: Pine, gold paint on black smaltz, square nails

Condition: Very good, scattered paint loss as expected

Additional Information: A nice little sign retaining original pierced brass hanging
devices at ends. Mr. Keyes was born March 26, 1858 in Concord, Massachusetts [died
1943], Harvard University, 1879, Graduated Law School, 1881. Offices in Concord and
Boston since 1882.

$385.00

1287-9


Trade Sign, Prescott Keyes Attorney at Law, Gold on Smaltz Concord & Boston, Massachusetts, back view



Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper,
Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow
cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford


Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, entire view

The Smithsonian owns one of these, they suggest that it may be a trade sign; boot
scraper or sign make more sense than does a doorstop considering screw piercing on
base. (Length: 22.5"; height: 5.5"; width: 2")

The words “BAKER NEW BEDFORD.” appear on the back of this cast-iron sperm
whale, which has two mounting lugs on the bottom for fastening to a flat surface. These
features suggest that it was a shop sign for one of the many stores in New Bedford,
Massachusetts that provided items to whalers needed for their dirty and dangerous
business. In the 1878 New Bedford city directory, the only person listed with the
surname Baker was Ansol Baker, a machinist. New Bedford was the largest American
whaling port in the industry, which flourished until the Civil War and lasted into the early
20th century.
[National Museum of American History]


Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, angle view

Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, back view

Cast Iron Sperm Whale, Boot Scraper, Doorstop or Sign: D. Baker – New Bedford
New Bedford, Massachusetts, 19th Century
An extremely rare hollow cast iron sperm whale with lug feet
Cast into the verso: D. Baker - New Bedford, back detail

$5,600.00

1334-72




19th Century American Bootmaker’s
Trade Sign, Carved & Painted


19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, entire view

(Height: 41"; width: 29.75"; depth: 2.5")
An elegant profile displaying a stylish boot, rounded contours; the top sheathed in sheet
iron protecting the end grain from rain. Not your typical flat silhouette, a great example.


19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, scale view

19th Century American Bootmaker’s Trade Sign, Carved & Painted, back view

$2,150.00

314-73




Trade Sign, Farrier, Horseshoe,
Carved & Painted Shoe
Unknown Maker, circa 1880-1900
Carved horseshow hangs within the scrolled wrought iron frame


Trade Sign, Farrier, Horseshoe, Carved & Painted Shoe
Unknown Maker, circa 1880-1900
Carved horseshow hangs within the scrolled wrought iron frame, entire view

(Overall: 33.25 x 25.75)

$1,785.00

879-113




Antique Barber Pole, Turned Wood, Historic Paint and Iron Hanger, Circa 1870-1910


Antique Barber Pole, Turned Wood, Historic Paint and Iron Hanger, Circa 1870-1910, entire view

A classic trade sign in surface that hangs at an angle (Length; 47.5")

$2,150.00

928-92




19th Century Wall Clock, Trade Sign, Oval, Stenciled Eagle & Floral Motif
Waterbury, Connecticut, circa 1854-1880


19th Century Wall Clock, Trade Sign, Oval, Stenciled Eagle & Floral Motif
Waterbury, Connecticut, circa 1854-1880, entire view

Perhaps an interior shop or trade sign for a watch and clock maker. The large oval sheet metal case is in
the form of a watch with a brass bow. It has stenciled decoration of an American eagle and floral sprays
around the central door. There is a Waterbury seven-day movement with strike and pendulum which
appears to have never been touched. The pendulum, bob and adjusting screw were loose in the bottom
of the case with no indication they were ever put together. A most interesting and visually striking time
piece. The movement needs cleaning. (We have a clockmaker available)
Height: 25 1/8”, width: 17”, depth: 3”, Hanging bow: 5.75”, diameter of dial: 6”)

$2,750.00

987-32




Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century


Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

The walnut top painted red is over canted case featuring fielded panels created by the application of moldings; molded mopboard. Square nail joinery. (Interior cleats removed; sliver of wood long gone from one side of mopboard; height: 31"; base: 19.25 x 16"; top: 16.5 x 16")


Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

Antique Pedestal, Original Red, White & Blue Paint
American, 3rd Quarter of 19th Century

$2,085.00

1039-39




Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign, United Pacific Insurance Company
Tacoma, Washington, Circa 1933/1934


Vintage Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign for United Pacific Insurance Company, entire view

Mixed media sign was commissioned about 1933/1934 and was installed over the entrance of the Reliance Insurance Company building in Tacoma, Washington. The sign went to storage in the early 40's when Reliance relocated offices. The sign was discovered in the Tacoma building by construction workers then shipped to Reliance’s Philadelphia headquarters in 1997. The sign was installed with back lighting in the stairway between the 15th and 16th floors 1998; removed from stairway about 2004 when Reliance vacated the floors. The sign remains in excellent original condition and measures 53 by 73.75". Please call for additional information.

$8,950

1157-290


Vintage Art Deco Stained Glass Trade Sign for United Pacific Insurance Company, close up detail



Trade Sign, Fireman's Axe, Sheet Iron, and Original Thinning Paint
Anonymous
19th Century


Antique Trade Sign, Fireman's Axe, Sheet Iron, 19th Century, entire view

(L: 39")

$1,695

691-15


Antique Trade Sign, Fireman's Axe, Sheet Iron, 19th Century, with ruler for scale



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