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Early 20th Century Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century Optometrist Trade Sign A highly decorative example of an early 20th Century
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Vintage 1940s French Folk Art Signs

Materials

Sheet Metal

DIMINUTIVE OPTOMETRIST TRADE SIGN, HAND-BLOWN, COLORED GLASS
Located in York County, PA
This optometrist trade sign, made from gold painted zinc and colored, hand-blown glass, dates to
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Antique 19th Century American Signs

Materials

Metal

Optometrist Trade Sign with Wall Bracket, circa 1920s
Located in Hastings, GB
Antique trade advertising sign for an opticians or optometrist circa 1900-1930 France Double
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Early 20th Century French Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Figurial 1800s Spectacles Trade Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is the real thing and not a remake. Optometrist figural eyeglasses trade sign. Great trade
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Antique Late 19th Century American Industrial Signs

Materials

Glass

Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century antique Optometrist Trade sign.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Signs

Materials

Zinc

Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
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H 6 in W 23.75 in D 0.75 in
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
Antique optometrist trade sign, Victorian, painted & gilt metal with colored glass.
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20th Century English Victorian Signs

Materials

Iron

Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
H 10.25 in W 20.75 in D 0.75 in
Rare Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in Antwerp, BE
Charming rare big double sized Optometrist trade sign - advertising sign circa 1920. Original
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Early 20th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

Rare Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Rare Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
H 10.63 in W 3.94 in D 35.44 in
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign with Wall Bracket
Located in Antwerp, BE
Antique hanging advertising sign for doctor or optician, circa 1920-1930. Double sided big cast
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Early 20th Century European Art Nouveau Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in Stockholm, SE
Antique hanging advertising sign for an optician, circa 1920-1930. Double sided big cast zinc
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Vintage 1920s Swedish Art Deco Decorative Art

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign
H 9.85 in W 33.86 in D 2.17 in
Antique Optometrist Trade Sign with Wall Bracket, circa 1920s
Located in Hastings, GB
Antique advertising sign for an opticians/optometrist, circa 1900-1930. Double sided big cast
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Folk Art Polychrome Tole and Glass Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
English folk art (19th century) painted tole and glass hanging eye glass trade sign.  
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Antique 19th Century British Folk Art Signs

Materials

Glass

Folk Art Decorative Spectacles, Eyeglasses Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in Buenos Aires, Olivos
. Perfect gift for any Americana & Folk Art Collector. Very decorative optometrist eyeglasses trade sign
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20th Century American Folk Art Decorative Art

Materials

Tin

Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
Antique optometrist double sided trade sign.
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Early 20th Century English Arts and Crafts Signs

Materials

Zinc

Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
H 11.25 in W 35.25 in D 4.25 in
Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
Located in Carimate, Como
Antique hanging advertising sign for an optician, circa 1920-1930. Double sided big cast zinc
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Early 20th Century Italian Arts and Crafts Signs

Materials

Zinc

Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
Antique Optometrist Double Sided Trade Sign
H 10.24 in W 3.94 in D 34.26 in
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
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc, Gold Leaf

Antique Optician's Trade Sign, Belgium, Early 20th Century
Located in Antwerp, BE
Large antique optician's trade sign. This iron wall sign dates circa 1920s and was used for 3
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Early 20th Century Belgian Industrial Signs

Materials

Iron

Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in Sheffield, MA
from this sign as a strong form.
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Antique 19th Century American Signs

Materials

Iron

Optometrist Trade Sign
Optometrist Trade Sign
H 6.75 in W 19.125 in D 0.5 in
1920's Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in New York, NY
Probably either hung as an external trade sign, or inside as a window display in an optometrist
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Early 20th Century American Sculptures

Circa 1900 Optometrist Trade Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1900 large scale optometrist trade created in an unusual pince-nez style, with traditional
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art More Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Circa 1900 Optometrist Trade Sign
Circa 1900 Optometrist Trade Sign
H 16.5 in W 32 in D 1 in
19th Century Gilden Wood Optometrist or Optician Storefront Trade Sign
Located in Chicago, IL
" insets or panels. the remarkable trade sign retains the original textured gold leaf finish over wood
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Antique Late 19th Century American Signs

Materials

Glass, Wood

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Optometrist Trade Sign For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic optometrist trade sign available at 1stDibs. An optometrist trade sign — often made from metal, zinc and iron — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the optometrist trade sign you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Each optometrist trade sign bearing Victorian, Art Nouveau or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular.

How Much is a Optometrist Trade Sign?

Prices for an optometrist trade sign can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $2,100 and can go as high as $12,500, while the average can fetch as much as $3,016.

Finding the Right signs for You

Vintage and antique signs are popular collector’s items loved not only for the charm and pops of color they add to a space but also for the unique story each one has to tell. An interesting sign can help set the mood for a room and spark dozens of lively conversations.

Before and during the 18th century, many European peasants and colonists in the Americas couldn’t read, so shopkeepers, in an effort to promote their goods and services, hung trade signs with limited amounts of text.

Indeed, symbols and representational physical objects comprised early-day advertising efforts. In lieu of painted words on a wooden board, trade signs made use of handmade three-dimensional symbols to indicate the function of the shop. The iconic red, white and blue pole could be found outside barbershops, while a figural trade sign mounted to an apothecary’s storefront might be a mortar and pestle sculpted from bronze in order to indicate to passers-by that inside there were apothecary cabinets full of remedies for common ailments and a druggist to carefully dispense them.

As literacy rates improved, signs evolved into rectangular, round or square shapes that featured text. Short and sweet, early iterations were characterized by a mere few words, such as “tavern,” “boarding room” or “apothecary.”

During the 19th century, proprietors endeavored to render their signs more appealing. This meant the introduction of more color, font types and other pictorial representations. After the Civil War ended, logos, branding and advertising became increasingly more important, and the design of signage evolved. Trade signs were still in use during the 20th century, and you will likely find hand-painted tin eyeglasses for an optometrist’s office or an oversize bowling pin that likely had a home in the front window of a bowling alley.

Today, collectors and art aficionados alike collect and display antique and vintage signs. Old signs hearken back to a long-gone era, infusing any interior with warmth and nostalgia.

A vintage sign can help anchor a room — think of decorating with signs as you would arranging any kind of wall art. A large-scale sign in particular can prove a distinguishing feature in a living room or dining room, a focal point so prominent that it might lessen the burden of introducing any additional decorative elements to this particular space. Smaller signs work wonders too — pepper sparsely decorated corners with small colorful signs or add a humorous or graphic element to your gallery-style hang with a small text-based sign or two.

On 1stDibs, find metal, wood and glass antique and vintage signs that span a number of styles, including mid-century modern, industrial and folk art.