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.
(Good condition, commensurate with age and use, scatted oxidation and enamel loss limited to "pure foods" plate; minor imperfections to pickle. This example remains in original unrestored condition and measures 15" by 17" by 7")
Rock Spring Hotel, by J.R.Smith, a two-sided sign with molded edges, in black and gold on white ground, with a black frame. Fresh to the market, being recently discovered in a collector's attic and having tremendous eye appeal. Excellent reminder of the 19th C. American's obsession with health and longevity, and the willingness to travel for the merits of the medicinal mineral water springs of Virginia.
Dimensions: 36" by 48" by 3". Board separation as seen.
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. (Length: 76"; height: 8.25".)
A carved and black painted wood gunsmith's sign in the form of a double barrel percussion shotgun; complete with trigger guard, rammer, hammers and sights.
Trigger guard partially restored; missing buttplate. Length: 67".
Water damage at top, some paint loss, one side stronger than other
Dimensions: 27.25" H, 24" W, .75" D.
121-164 - SOLD
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