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Painted Tavern Sign

Description

Round of wood with two half-moon landscapes of romantic scenes, with lettering in gold leaf, in two pink painted billiard balls. The wooden edge is painted green. The upper scene is of a castle and manor house with a female figure in the landscape. The lower scene depicts a farmer in a village cottage outside the gates of a manor house. The gold leaf letters have detailing of wood graining. The round board is cut away and a square panel with the landscapes was bolted to it.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1859
Inscriptions
In shaded gold leafing around the edge is written: PIONEER/BILLIARD/18 HALL.59 .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
mica (mineral)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Castle
castles (fortifications)
Farm
Farming
farming
farms
Mica
mica (mineral)
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Panel
panels (wood)
Romance
Royalty
royalty (nobility)
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
shop signs
Sign, Trade
Wood
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
1 1/2 (D), 23 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1655
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11308

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