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19th Century American Patriotic Barber Pole Open Sign Folk Art

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A rare, likely one-of-a-kind, large antique, circa 1860s, early American hand carved, painted, and sculpted wooden patriotic barber pole advertising trade sign / open sign. Mid-19th century, Southern United States, surmounted by stylized eight star flag over sculptural giltwood eagle, above polychrome decorated helical barber pole pillar on a scalloped edge plaque. The Confederate States of America’s first national flag was known as the “Stars & Bars.” This flag flew from 1861 to 1863. Each of the eight stars represented a Confederate state in March 1861 when the flag was adopted. Dimensions: (approx) 79.5" Tall, 13.5" Wide, 4" Deep Provenance / Acquisition: Acquired from highly reputable auction house, Bright Star Antiques Co.,Sulfur Springs, Texas. Specializing in early American antiques, architectural, general store signs for over thirty years. Condition: Good original unrestored antique condition with beautifully aged patina. Wear consistent with age and indicative of industrial use, including typical losses throughout. Please closely examine the photos to judge the condition for yourself. Professional Shipping/Delivery available: Depending on your location, third-party shipping partners availability, schedule, route, etc...please allow up to eight weeks for delivery. Average is typically two-three weeks. Pickup available near Dallas, Texas.
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 79.5 in (201.93 cm)Width: 13.5 in (34.29 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Style:
    Folk Art (In the Style Of)
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  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1860s
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Good original unrestored antique condition with beautifully aged patina. Wear consistent with age and indicative of industrial use, including typical losses throughout. Please closely examine the photos to judge the condition for yourself.
  • Seller Location:
    Forney, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU5977234269042
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