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Tavern Sign

1991.1052 (RS80899)

Description

Painted wooden sign with the top section grained. In corners there are painted quarter fans and it is painted to simulate Sheraton inlaid wood. Brackets for the sign's iron hooks extend into the grained area and cross the simulated inlay 8 7/8" into the board from the top. Only one side still has its large hinged attachment from which the sign hung. The other side of the hinge attachment has a different brace and the hinge is broken off.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1810
Inscriptions
Lettering in the sign, painted in black and gold, across the top and bottom read: 1810 [in black at the top]/ C. BREWERS [along the base in yellow]/ INN [along the bottom edge in black].
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
Iron
iron (metal)
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Painted
painting (coating)
Sheraton
shop signs
Sign, Trade
Wood
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
C. Brewer
Dimensions
36 x 44 1/2 x 1 7/10 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1052
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3268

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