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Monumental 1930s Wood No Smoking Sign from New York City
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental hand carved wood sign from the 1930s. Made by H.H. Upham & Co. Interestingly, this company owned a huge sign manufacturing business in the city and owned the building they...
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Vintage 1930s American Signs

Materials

Wood

Robot Neon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Life is not a malfunction. Collaborative original artwork by neon artist Tory DiPietro and street artist Jules Muck. Depicting the 1990s nostalgic robot from the movie Short Circuit ...
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2010s American Signs

Materials

Blown Glass, Wood

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H 48 in. W 48 in. D 3.75 in.
Paul Evans Important "Sculpture Top Coffee Table" Signed and Dated 1973
By Paul Evans
Located in New York, NY
Important and rare “Sculpture Top Coffee Table” in welded and patinated steel, color pigments, 24 karat gold leaf with glass top by Paul Evans, American 1973 (signed “Paul Evans 73’ ...
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Vintage 1970s American Brutalist Coffee and Cocktail Tables

Materials

Steel, Gold Leaf

Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage wooden Keep Off sign. Hand painted with red background and white lettering on thin wood board. Great colors and graphics. Great vintage condition. Cool piece of wall art.  
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Vintage 1950s American Signs

Materials

Wood

  • Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
  • Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
  • Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
  • Hand Painted Keep Off Sign
H 18 in. W 24 in. D 0.25 in.
Life-Sized 1950s Metal School Girl Speed Limit Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning metal sign of a school girl letting you know the speed limit in the school zone. 48" tall. Double sided. Great coloring, with grey, light blues and black. Really great detai...
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Vintage 1950s American Signs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Pair of Hand Carved Wood Silhouette Figures
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Whimsical pair of wood silhouettes in the shape of a man and woman. Both life-sized. Both wearing cowboy hats. Great for a bar or placed outside against a wall. Good vintage conditio...
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Wood

Japan Family Four Big Old Japanese Famous Kokeshi Dolls, Hand Painted, Signed
Located in Shelburne, VT
Four big hand painted and signed Kokeshi Dolls from Old Japan. A beautifully preserved set of Japanese Folk Art hand carved and hand painted Kokeshi dolls one of Japan's most popu...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Japan Fine Old Rabbit Scroll, Sumi Ink Colors, Hand-Painted and Signed
Located in Shelburne, VT
Japan, an attractive smaller old hand-painting on paper scroll of a crouching and smiling plump rabbit executed in Sumi ink on paper with signature. Dimensions: 28.75 inches wide a...
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20th Century Japanese Showa Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Paper

Irene Höll Signed Abstract Contemporary Oil Painting 'Zwei Scollen' Germany 2014
By Irene Höll
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
'Zwei Schollen' (Two Plaices/Flatfish) - a wonderful large modern art canvas - informal abstract modernist mixed-media painting signed by German artist Irene Höll (b.1960). Painted o...
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2010s German Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Edith Cortelli Signed Abstract Modern Art Acrylic Painting, Germany, 1995
By Edith Cortelli
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful and unique vintage acrylic on canvas painting signed by German artist Edith Cortelli. We love the colors of warm yellow, red, light blue, purple, pink and black. Cortelli...
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Edith Cortelli Signed Abstract Modern Art Acrylic Painting Germany, 1994
By Edith Cortelli
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful and unique vintage acrylic on canvas abstract painting signed by German artist Edith Cortelli in 1994. We love the colors of warm yellow, red, light blue, green and black...
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1990s German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Wood

Otto Herter Signed Abstract Modern Art Oil Painting Germany, 1993
By Otto Herter
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
Wonderful vintage colorful (colorful) abstract modernist oil painting on canvas signed with the monogram 'O.H.' by Otto Herter (1924-2000) painted in 1993. Otto Herter was born i...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood

Walter Wohlschlegel Signed Abstract Modern Art Oil Painting, Germany, circa 1986
By Walter Wohlschlegel
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful informal abstract modernist painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (1907-1999) in 1986. Painted on canvas, Wohlschlegel creates an interesting color play, m...
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Vintage 1980s German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas

Irene Höll 'Komet' Signed Abstract Modern Art Mixed-Media Painting, Germany
By Irene Höll
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
'Komet' (Comet) - a wonderful large & informal abstract modernist mixed media painting signed by German artist Irene Höll (b.1960). Painted on canvas, Höll applies the paint on to th...
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21st Century and Contemporary German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood

Walter Wohlschlegel Signed Abstract Modern Art Oil Painting, Germany circa 1960s
By Walter Wohlschlegel
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful informal abstract modernist oil painting signed by German artist Walter Wohlschlegel (1907-1999). Painted on hardboard, Wohlschlegel is painting on the rough textured sur...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Wood

Otto Herter Signed Abstract Color Field Modern Art Oil Painting Germany, 1996
By Otto Herter
Located in Landau an der Isar, Bayern
A wonderful colorful (colorful) abstract modernist oil painting on canvas signed with the monogram 'O.H.' by Otto Herter (1924 - 2000) painted in 1996. Otto Herter was born in Pjatig...
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Late 20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Wood

French White and Gold Porcelain Jewelry Dish Signed by Designer
By Limoges
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful midcentury French white and gold round porcelain jewelry dish by Limoges, circa mid-20th century, France. Dish has gold detail around decorative edge and a decorative 'lo...
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Mid-20th Century French Decorative Dishes and Vide-Poche

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century French Sheep Oil Painting in Carved Gilt Frame Signed C. Quinton
By Charles Henri Quinton
Located in Dallas, TX
Set in the original carved giltwood frame, this oil on canvas painting was created in France, circa 1880, the peaceful painting depicts a pastoral scene with cows drinking in a pastu...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Giltwood

Hand Painted Wood Signs
Located in Culver City, CA
Hand painted polling station signs in original condition.  
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Early 20th Century English Signs

Materials

Wood

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H 29.5 in. W 42 in. D 1.5 in.
Early 20th Century, Villa Berpot Hand-Painted Sign
Located in Pease pottage, West Sussex
Villa Berpot, Purportedly a house of ill repute.... but a wonderful weathered sign which has maintained remarkable condition as it is glazed. Early 20th century hand-painted on timbe...
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Early 20th Century French Signs

  • Early 20th Century, Villa Berpot Hand-Painted Sign
  • Early 20th Century, Villa Berpot Hand-Painted Sign
  • Early 20th Century, Villa Berpot Hand-Painted Sign
  • Early 20th Century, Villa Berpot Hand-Painted Sign
H 21.66 in. W 13.39 in. D 1.58 in.
Hand Painted NO DISCARDING RUBBISH Wood Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s hand painted wooden sign from Connecticut. Cool piece of transportation history. Red $200 painted over the original amount from an earlier time as the fine increased. Good deta...
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Vintage 1960s American Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Hand-Painted No Smoking Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great vintage hand-painted sign. No smoking and a crossed out cigarette hand-painted on white steel. Good vintage condition.
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Vintage 1960s American Signs

Materials

Steel

  • Vintage Hand-Painted No Smoking Sign
  • Vintage Hand-Painted No Smoking Sign
  • Vintage Hand-Painted No Smoking Sign
  • Vintage Hand-Painted No Smoking Sign
H 30 in. W 24 in. D 0.13 in.
1930 Hand Painted Automotive Sign on Tin
Located in Surrey, BC
As found hand painted sign showing a ghost advertising under the very old crusted surface "auto glass" top surface. The wooden frame is original. Surface untouched.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Tin

Large Hand-Painted Buffet Line Sign
Located in Seattle, WA
Direct your guests to the food with this sign that had been used at a Grange hall. The back side had been more recently painted as advertising sign for antique/gift shop Great for p...
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20th Century American Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Massive Hand Painted High School Track and Field Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage track and field sign from the early 1970s. Hand painted red sign with yellow lettering. Taken down from a California high school. Horizontal wood slats to hold name cards of ...
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Hand Painted Broadside Recruits Wanted sign from Brooklyn
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Wood carved and hand painted American Folk Art recruiting broadside. Fantastic imagery of lady liberty, eagle and patriotic shield. "Respond to your country's call". City of Brooklyn...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Wooden Private Sign, circa 1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original hand painted wooden "Private" sign. The sign is one sided and shows some wear to the paint consistent with age and use. Creator: Unknown. Date of manufact...
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Early 20th Century Rustic Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Hand Painted Metal W.P.A Sign, circa 1930
By WPA
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original hand painted metal sign from the WPA from the USA. The sign is made from sheet metal and is painted in a matte paint. It reads "A W.P.A. Project. Buildin...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Massive Hand Painted Varsity High School Track and Field Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Varsity track and field sign from the early 1970s. Hand painted red sign with yellow lettering. Horizontal wood slates to hold name cards of record holders. Measures: 8 feet wide, 4 ...
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Vintage 1970s American Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

1920s Factory Hand-Painted Stretcher Box First Aid Folk Art Sign
Located in Washington, DC
Original antique hand-painted sign, first aid stretcher box from winding factory warehouse. Fully functional. As sculpture, low bench or wall mounting.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Painted Furniture

Materials

Brass, Steel

Hand Painted Double Sided SFPD Sign, circa 1950
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original large, hand painted wooden San Francisco Police Department street closed sign. The sign is double sided and shows some wear to the paint consistent with ag...
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Early 20th Century Rustic Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Hand Painted Double Sided Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is a metal optometrist trade sign. Double sided with painte eyes inside the glasses. This piece has retained its original finish.
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Hand Painted Advertising Trade Sign, Hudson Valley N.Y., Folk Art
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Large hand painted advertising piece. Local history which hung inside the lobby of the Diamond Candle Co., located in New Windsor N.Y., illustration shows young woman at a spinning w...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Hardwood

Early 20th Century Wood & Iron Hand-Painted Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic early 20th century trade sign hand-painted for meat market by professional sign maker. Wood and iron construction with original painted surface. Great original iron strap h...
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Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand-Painted Wooden Sign of a Gentleman, circa 1900
Located in Culver City, CA
Trade sign from Pennsylvania with original period paint.
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Antique Early 1900s American Signs

Hand-Carved Painted and Gilt Trade Sign, circa 1880-1900
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A late 19th century carved wood and gilt trade sign titled OLDSMITHS. The black background with hand-carved gilt lettering. A very long 115 inches.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Edwardian Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Caution School Zone WPA Style Wood Sign Red White and Blue Hand Painted
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Chunky red, white and blue hand painted school safety zone sign. Super graphic and bold. Nice thick construction.
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Metal W.P.A Sign for City of Bridgeport, circa 1930
By WPA
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original hand painted metal sign from the WPA from the city of Bridgeport, USA. The sign is made from sheet metal and is painted in a matte paint. It reads " A W....
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Metal

Wood Carved Store Display Trade Sign Artist Paint Brushes Original Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Fantastic hand carved giant wood artist paintbrushes. All original multi colored paint surface. Completely wood carved. Perhaps part of a retail window display or a trade sign. Great...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Frazer Nash Huge Illuminated Advertising Painted Trade Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Frazer Nash huge illuminated advertising painted trade sign This is an advertisement for the original and famous British racing car company Frazer Nash, the company was founded i...
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Early 20th Century Industrial Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Painted Wooden W.P.A. Sign for City of New York, circa 1930
By WPA
Located in San Francisco, CA
About This is an original hand painted wooden sign from the WPA from the city of New York, USA. The sign is made from plywood and is painted in a matte paint. It reads "A W.P.A. P...
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Original Painted Street Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This double sided sheet metal with iron frame sandwich board reads : WE DO MACHINE QUILTING and it is on both sides. This is a all original painted double sided street or window sign.
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Early 20th Century American Rustic Signs

Materials

Metal

Early Original Blue Painted Beauty Shop Trade Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic original painted trade sign was found in the mid-west. The blue lettering is on a grey painted ground and double blue trimmed border. The backing is in a old dirty whi...
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Early 20th Century American Country Signs

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Original Painted Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This original painted black and white trade sign reads Reserved for district. This cool one sided sign was probably from a old vintage court house.
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Early 20th Century American Country Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage American Service Station Wood Sign Original Red Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Substantial wood service station sign with original paint surface. No tax! Nice original thick wood frame. Great conversation art piece. Super bold graphic letters that appear to hav...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Huge Ghirardelli Chocolate Parrot Mascot Painted Wood Advertising Sign, 1930s
Located in San Francisco, CA
A very rare and full of character 1930s six-foot-tall Ghirardelli Chocolate hand-painted wood advertising sign featuring the company's early and iconic parrot mascot. Fantastically ...
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Vintage 1930s American Mid-Century Modern Signs

Materials

Paint, Plywood, Paint

Fantastic Original Repro, Sign in Great Painted Surface
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This folky painted trade sign is in good condition and is in good as found condition in New England.
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Vintage 1940s American Adirondack Signs

Materials

Pine

Early 20th Century Original Painted "for Sale" Trade Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This handmade trade sign was from San Diego, California and was used at 2902 Madison Ave. in the 1930s. Condition is very good with minor scratch on the lower left hand side.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Signs

Materials

Pine

Antique Painted and Gilded Cast Iron and Zinc Optometrist / "Oculist" Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique cast iron and zinc trade sign in the form of a pair of gilded cast iron spectacles with painted cast zinc eyes above an arched banner reading "OCULIST". Retaining in-service ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc, Gold Leaf

Reverse Painted Glass Sign 1920s Illuminated Star Masonic Temple Eastern Star
Located in Camden, ME
Illuminated tin sign with a reverse painting on glass star for the Eastern Star of the Masonic Temple from the 1920s.. The sign is shown mounted on its original metal pipe tripod tha...
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Signs

Materials

Tin

1950 Vintage American Folk Art Band Stand Hand Painted Goofy Jazz Music Stand
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Hand painted band stand folding music stand, circa 1950s. Great folk art design and Goofy dog painted. Possibly from the Jazz Mill in Phoenix. Great wall hanging. When opened the de...
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Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Composition, Metal

Pair of Long Advertising Signs Hand Done in Green, Red & Gold-England, 19th c.
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of long late 19th century English advertising signs, probably from a type of market. They have quite a bit of graphic pop having the dark green background with bold lettering in...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Country Signs

Materials

Canvas, Wood, Paint

Folk Art Painted Metal Milliners Top Hat Trade Sign Annie Gold circa 1890 London
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
The handcut and riveted sheet metal shop or trade sign in the form of black top hat, showing an good aged patina and retaining the original paint, of high crowned form, the whole hai...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

Sign "COIFFE", Part of a Coiffeur Shop Sign, 19th Century
Located in Hamburg, DE
This antique shop sign "COIFFE" is the first part of a Coiffeur shop sign of the late 19th century. It is hand painted on metal.
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Signs

Materials

Metal

Machinist Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
"J. Hamburger Machinist Phonographs Repaired" Trade sign, wood framed painted tin sign with black lettering on a white ground with an image of a Singer sewing machine. American, c...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Tin

  • Machinist Trade Sign
  • Machinist Trade Sign
  • Machinist Trade Sign
  • Machinist Trade Sign
H 30 in. W 21.5 in. D 1.25 in.
Late 19th Century "House & Sign Painter" Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Impressive and large trade sign advertising services for house and sign painting and wall paper hanging. Expertly painted with multi color letters and design. From Burke County, PA. ...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

Vintage Folk Art Men at Work Sign Wood Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Double sided Men At Work pointing hand. Thick wood and hand painted. Great American Folk Art trade sign in the form of a pointing hand. Two drilled holes that must have been for hang...
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Vintage 1940s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

1940s Spiritual Advisor Billboard Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Excellent "Sister Sophie" Spiritual Advisor and House of Prayer roadside sign. Found about 30 miles south of Jackson in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Great piece of roadside Americana. Am...
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Vintage 1940s American Signs

Materials

Iron

Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
General store HARDWARE department sign. Made and signed by professional sign maker. Excellent red and black hand lettering. Simple and graphic, circa 1900.
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Antique Early 1900s American Folk Art Signs

Materials

Wood

  • Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
  • Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
  • Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
  • Vintage General Store Hardware Sign
H 11 in. W 73.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Midcentury lobster pools trade sign, circa 1960s, a wooden sign hand painted on both sides advertising "Lobster Pools." For those outside of New England, lobster pools are "pounds" w...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Signs

Materials

Plywood

  • Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
  • Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
  • Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
  • Midcentury Lobster Pools Trade Sign
H 22 in. W 43.50 in. D 0.75 in.
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Hand Painted Sign For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal hand painted sign for your home. Frequently made of wood, ceramic and fabric, every hand painted sign was constructed with great care. If you’re shopping for a hand painted sign, we have 728 options in-stock, while there are 15 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without a hand painted sign — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A hand painted sign, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Folk Art or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made hand painted sign has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Peter Shire, Giovanni DeSimone and Henriot Quimper are consistently popular.

How Much is a Hand Painted Sign?

Prices for a hand painted sign can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $140 and can go as high as $180,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,800.