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Period: 19th Century
French, 19th Century Iron Shoemakers Shop Sign
Located in Buisson, FR
Original riveted sheet iron shoemakers shop sign. Unique find, France, circa 1800-1850. Traces of red paint visible. Weathered.
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French Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

Double Sided Late 19th c. English Fishmonger's Sign
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a fantastic double sided English fishmongers sign with original paint. I especially love the teeth of this guy. This is folk art at its finest. don't let this one get away!
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British Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Rare 1880s Handmade Copper/Bronze Sign, Plaque "J.W.Williams Drop Forgings"
By E. N. Little & Sons 1
Located in Buffalo, NY
Rare 1880s handmade copper/bronze sign plaque "J.W.WILLIAMS DROP FORGINGS." Monumental sign/plaque salvaged from the turn of the century J W WILLIAMS factory in Brooklyn New York, ex...
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American Industrial Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Bronze, Copper

Impressive Huge 19th Century Pawnbroker Folk Art Sign with Three Spheres Symbol
Located in Lowestoft, GB
An impressive rare and monumental in scale folk art pawnbroker trade sign with its original trio of giltwood spheres which represent the universal symbol for the pawnbroker trade. ...
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English Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Large Antique Terracotta 19th Century Dairy Bowl Kitchen Decoration, C.1880
Located in London, GB
A very large 19th century dairy bowl. c.1880 Terracotta with beautiful green glazed bowl with wonderful ancient stapled repair. Some minor chipping here and there, but a great dec...
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English Industrial Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Terracotta

Nineteenth Century 55 Wood Address Sign
Located in Garnerville, NY
Nineteenth Century '55' wood sign. Old wood relief sign with wonderfully weathered gold and black paint. A nice accent piece or if your address just happens to be 55 Main Street, Any...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

Mounted Asafo Flag of Ghana c.1820-1920
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT Contact us for more shipping quotes: S16 Home San Francisco. An original Asafo flag depicting the Fante people of Ghana, Africa and the Union Jack of the United Kingdom. Mou...
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Industrial Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Fabric

English Wrought Iron Panel Baring the Monogram DC
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An antique English wrought iron panel baring the monogram DC. This exquisite sign has a scrolling handcrafted design; applied swags and floral embellishments are complimented by its ...
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English Georgian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal, Iron, Wrought Iron

Late 19th Century Cigar Store Carved Wooden Indian Tobacconist Trade Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A life size carved pitch pine cigar/tobacconist trade sign/point of sale in the form of an Indian. Often placed outside of a shop, the cigar store Indian became less common in the 20...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Steel

19th Century Apothecary Mortar & Pestle Countertop Trade Sign or Sale Stimulator
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Apothecary trade sign or sale stimulator in the form of a mortar and pestle in gilt wood. The mortar of cylindrical waisted form with a central half round band and stepped rings at t...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Zinc and Gold Horse Head Butchers Trade Sign Flemish 1860
Located in Hastings, GB
19th century Flemish gilt zinc horse head trade sign. This beautiful hand made sign was used by a Flemish butcher and dates to circa 1860. There are still remnants of the beautiful g...
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Belgian Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

19th C. Belgian Cast Iron Watchmaker's Store Sign, circa 1860-1890-Free Shipping
Located in San Francisco, CA
ABOUT A 19th century watchmaker's trade sign. Double faced. Painted Cast iron body with zinc clock face. CREATOR Unknown. Belgium. DATE OF MANUFACTURE circa 1860-1890 MATE...
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Belgian Industrial Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Monumental Antique American Painted Turned Wood Barber Pole, circa 1875
Located in San Francisco, CA
An uncommon and towering seven-and-a-half-foot tall circa 1875 American painted turned wood barber pole trade sign. Very impressive in both its rar...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood, Paint

19th Century, Apothecary Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
Figural trade sign in the form of a mortar and pestle, both the mortar and pestle are hand turned and gilded, with strong ring turnings. The top is capped with zinc and still bears i...
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North American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

19th c Giant Wooden Advertising Thermometer NY Life Insurance Co "NYLIC"
Located in Savannah, GA
Giant sized forty seven inches tall wooden thermometer made by the Hoehn Company Thermomter Makers, Chambers Street, NYC. constucted of hard wood with a rounded top and beveled edges, it adverrtises NYLIC-New York Life Insurance Co. wanting Bright Young Men- Permanent Pay. Measuring Blood Heat, Summer Heat,Tempe Rate, Freezing and Zero, the glass thermometer...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

American Folk Art Carved Marble Oval Building Marker, Dated 1813
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A haunting and unusual American carved marble building marker, probable New England origin circa 1813. The names inscribed are H. Missemer & S. Missemer. It...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Marble, Wrought Iron

19th Century Large Apothecary Chemist Carboy Pharmacy Shop Trade Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A 19th century hand blown glass chemist window display carboy. Used as a symbol of the pharmacy from the 17th century to the early 20th century. A rare example with a hollow cut ...
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English Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Blown Glass

Circa 1890 Hardware Store Wood Trade Sign Carved Smaltz Black and Gold Paint
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Exceptional late 19th century hand carved letters with black and Gold paint and black smaltz background. Excellent typography. Great wall art. Simple and bold.
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Gold Giltwood Carved Letters William Trade Sign
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Classic 19th century American wood trade sign with chunky hand carved and gold painted letters. Ready to display.
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Antique Ships Chandler Shop Advertising Sign
Located in Peabody, MA
A relic from Boston’s mercantile history and the seafaring trade. This 19th century shop sign displays a fairly detailed replica of a navigator’s octant (or sextant) and the proprietor’s name and street number...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

"B. Briscoe, Tailor" Sign with a Backwards S, circa 1810-1850
Located in York County, PA
Early American trade sign: “B. BRISCOE, TAILOR,” circa 1810-1850, with a backwards “S” and extraordinary surface Early, painted, American trade...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique English Wrought Iron Police Station Sign with Briggs Barrow Mark
Located in Port Chester, NY
An antique English wrought iron police station sign in good original condition. Manufactured at the Briggs Foundry, Barrow, as seen in the bottom right corner. There are holes at eit...
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English Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

19th Century Tole Locksmith's Trade Sign
Located in Downham Market, GB
An early toleware Locksmith's trade sign. A wonderful 19th century gilded metal trade sign, delightfully original & untouched with the perfect patina...
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British Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Antique Dutchess of Poughkeepsie NY Fire Insurance Reverse Painted Glass Sign
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Dutchess of Poughkeepsie NY Fire insurance reverse painted glass advertisement sign. Item features "Dutchess of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Fire Ins...
Category

Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Glass, Oak

Late 19th Century Jewellers Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
Late 19th Century Jewellers Trade Sign We share what we love, and we love this untouched example of a watch makers, jewellers trade sign. Make from cast iron and zinc, double sided, with traces of the painted clock face on both sides. We have mounted this object to a cast iron bespoke stand for ease of display. It can be removed from the stand and hung if you wish. One of the best examples we have been lucky enough to uncover. Size of inches: H 31” x W 18” x D 3.5” (Includes stand) Condition: Aged Origin: European Age: late 19th century Note: This item weighs close of 30kg Completely solid in structure and form, Natural aging across all surfaces, an aged 100-year-old antique item, loss of paint, one side of the clocks zinc face...
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British Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron, Zinc

Tradesign in the Form of a Brick Storehouse
Located in Greenwich, CT
An advertising device or tradesign in the form of a brick storehouse, with ten arched windows or pigeonholes to display merchandise, constructed as a roofed box mounted on wheels, fo...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Large Chinese Qing 19th Century Carved Temple Signboard with Red Calligraphy
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large Chinese Qing Dynasty period black signboard from the 19th century, with red calligraphy. Created during the Qing Dynasty, this large horizontal sign comes from a Chinese temple and features both carved and painted Chinese characters. Presenting a black ground, the sign showcases large carved Chinese characters with red painting, flanked with columns of smaller carved characters. Used to indicate the nearby presence of a temple, this 19th century Qing Dynasty Chinese carved temple signboard...
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Chinese Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Hand Signed Written Cart Yolk
Located in Alton, GB
Hand painted cart yolk from W.lowis.
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Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

1890's Gilt Painted Timber Printer's Trade Sign
Located in Downham Market, GB
An early printer's trade sign. A wonderful 19th century painted timber trade sign for 'Wheeler' printer's, delightfully original & untouched with the p...
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British Rustic Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Pine

19th Century Dark-Brown Antique Metal Sheet, Black Wall Décor Sign
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, antique thin metal sheet from a shoe shop in Lyon. The black wall décor is in good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. circa 1860,...
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French Belle Époque Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

HOVIS, Etched Glass Bakery Advertising Window Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
HOVIS, Etched Glass Bakery Advertising Window Sign A great piece of social history, this is a window, the old sash type, the glass is etched and ...
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Edwardian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Art Glass

Large Weathered Trade Sign "Carriage Shop"
Located in Greenwich, CT
A 12 foot long trade sign displaying the words Carriage Shop on one side and Horse Shoeing on the other. In weathered early hand painted lettering on wood, with molded edging on all ...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Arts and Crafts Copper Milliners Trade Sign, Copper Top Hat
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
Arts and Crafts Copper Milliners Trade Sign. Copper Top Hat This is an unusual piece, the Top Hat is made in beaten Copper it sits on an old wooden stand The hat and stand are bo...
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Arts and Crafts Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Copper

Elkwood, Late 19th Century American Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
With carved gilt wood letters with mounted against a blue painted sand ground American, c. 1890.
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Barber's Pole Hand Carved Hand Painted
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century barber's pole hand carved hand painted Antique barber's pole 5.5" diameter x 42" high The support measures 9" wide x 34" high Good antique condition The...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

1880s Odd Fellows Lodge Banner from Dakota
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 1880s Odd Fellows Lodge all-seeing eye banner from Centerville, Dakota. Excellent hand painting and lettering. Centerville was platted in 1883. Dakota became the states of North and South Dakota in 1889. The area is now part of the Sioux Falls...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Silk

Cast Case Iron Eagle Trade Signs, 1880-1900
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Pair of cast iron Case eagle signs. Depicts the company mascot "Abe" on a globe. Embossed "J.I. Case Threshing Machine Company, Racine, WI, USA." Original s...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century Cast Iron Shoemaker’s Trade Sign
Located in London, GB
19th century cast iron shoemaker’s trade sign A highly decorative example of a late 19th century cast iron French shoemakers shop trade sign. Hand crafted from a hand cut iron metal...
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French Early Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wrought Iron

Blickensderfer Typewriter Tin Sign "A Gift from the 19th to the 20th Century"
Located in Stamford, CT
A Wonderful Blickensderfer Typewriter Advertising Sign " A GIFT from the 19th to the 20th CENTURY " ( circa 1899 ) simply an amazing sign. The tin sign is in a wood frame with the ad...
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American Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Tin

19th Century Rustic English Private Land Owners Trespassers Sign
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century rustic private land owners trespassers sign This sign is made in elm with metal lettering set in relief it says Notice No road Trespassers Wil Be prosecuted By...
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Rustic Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

Antique Clock Advertising Sign
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Antique hand-painted advertising sign in the shape of a large pocket watch showing the name BB Thorp.
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Antique 19th Century Signs

19th Century Decorative Change /Cigar Trays
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century decorative cigar tray given at bars as props/gift. These are in great condition with minor wear consistent of age and use. Each measure the same.
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American Other Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Tin

19th Century Regency Hand Blown Chemist Pharmacy Apothecary Display Carboy Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A very early 19th century chemist display carboy, circa 1820 possibly earlier The bulbous center sits on a stepped base with a swan like neck and a fine cut glass oversized stopp...
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English Regency Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Blown Glass, Cut Glass

American Country Tole Gold Clock Sign
Located in New York, NY
American Country (19th Century) painted tole gold trimmed double sided clock sign in the form of a pocket watch.
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Tôle

Painted Wooden Stag/Reindeer
Located in Washington, DC
Painted wooden stag. English. Probably a Tavern or trade sign.
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English Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century Chinese Restaurant Hand Carved Trade Sign of Fish
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
19th century Chinese restaurant hand carved trade sign of fish.
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Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

English Victorian Painted Shoemaker's Boot Sign
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian red & blue painted and decorated wood carved shoemaker's boot sign.     
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British Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Antique French Tole Cobbler Sign
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century hand-painted tole shoemaker sign.
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French Antique 19th Century Signs

19th Century French Art Nouveau Verre Églomisé Gilt Trade Shop Sign
Located in Lowestoft, GB
Of striking composition, a reverse painted and gilt trade sign, late 19th century (circa 1890) in age French in origin. The sign has typical Art Nouveau organic flowing forms and...
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French Art Nouveau Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Glass, Hardwood

Late 19th Century Gold Gilt Zinc Weathervane
Located in London, GB
Late 19th century gold gilt zinc weathervane A true working example of a late 19th century zinc weathervane in the form a rooster. With its original gold gi...
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French Early Victorian Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Zinc

1800s Skeleton Key Locksmith Trade Sign
Located in Peekskill, NY
This is one of the best locksmith trade signs we have offered. It’s early and all handmade in iron with original paint. It's very well done and a wonderful piece of Folk Art.
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Unknown Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century 'Doctor McCracken' Surgeon's Trade Sign
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Double-sided doctor's medical practice trade sign for 'Dr. McCracken'.
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Antique 19th Century Signs

French La Belle Époque Lighted Bistro Cafe Sign
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Fantastic double sided bistro cafe metal sign from France's La Belle Époque period. Features a lacquer finish with pierced letters reading "Montre Ponctua"...
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French Belle Époque Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Metal

Cast Iron Clock Face Surround from Observatory Clock Tower Double-Sided
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Very cool cast iron clock face surround, observatory time. Double-sided with great paint surface. Substantial heavy duty iron hooks. Lots of potential...
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century Cobbler Trade Sign
Located in Nantucket, MA
A carved cobbler's boot-form trade sign, in old gold paint. Carved in two pieces of pine, capped with lead, circa 1870 Very good condition, measures: 14" x 9 ½”.
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American Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Lead

Letter Painter Kvetoslav Dostal Shop Sign, circa 1900
Located in Wien, AT
This vintage sign comes from the shop of Prague letter painter Kvetoslav Dostal. It was probably manufactured circa 1900, as the wrought iron frame construction shows Art Nouveau inf...
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Czech Arts and Crafts Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Iron

19th Century Folk Art Wartime Relationship Commemorative Plaque
Located in London, GB
19th century Folk Art Wartime relationship commemorative plaque We are proud to offer a rare and unique commemorative wartime relationship plaque...
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Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

19th Century French Wooden Clock Face
Located in Surrey, BC
Authentic clock face salvaged in the 1960s from a four-sided clock tower in France. Retains its original undisturbed first surface. Acquired from a private collection. Dimensions: 3...
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French Folk Art Antique 19th Century Signs

Materials

Wood

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