Antique Chinese traditional medicine trade sign, 19th century or earlier, a hand-carved and painted double-sided (front and back sides are shown in images) sign with deeply incised and gilded calligraphy on a black background, indicating the residence of a traditional doctor. Fashioned from one very heavy, dense, thick board (perhaps Juniper), with original hand-wrought iron mounts with square nails on the top edge for hanging. The piece is in excellent condition, showing the signs of its age. A scarce example of traditional Chinese domestic Folk Art. One of three companion Chinese doctor's signs. Dimensions: 54 in H x 9 in L x 1.25 in W.
- Of the Period
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture19th Century
- Materials and techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 54 in. x W 9 in. x D 1.25 in.
H 137.16 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 3.18 cm
- Seller locationNantucket, MA
- Seller reference numberAD165-97HRW
- Reference numberLU903910226191
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