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Tavern Sign

Description

Large tavern sign; two wrought iron poles. Frame carved at top with cut-out crests; decorated in yellow; floral sprays. Black band at base. Central image of eagle in chartreuse with spears and olive branch in claws; federal shield around neck striped pink and gray. Banner behind head. Both sides bear same decoration.

Details

Maker
Possibly Brown (Painter)
Date
1824-1826
Inscriptions
Yellow paint on black background above and below image: CENTER HOTELL/J. ANGELL Stenciled (?) on one side, brown paint; on the other side, black paint at lower right below eagle: BROWN On banner (faintly): E PLURIBUS UNUM
Associated Building
Subject Center Hotel, The. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wrought
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
business (commercial function)
Carved
carving (processes)
Commerce
Eagle
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
shop signs
SIGN, TRADE
Wrought
wrought
People and organizations
Center Hotel, The, 1824-1852
Dimensions
51 x 27 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.758
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2568

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