Painted Tavern Sign

Date

1859

GUSN

GUSN-11308

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

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
mica (mineral)
oil paint (paint)
panels (wood)
wood (plant material)
castles (fortifications)
farms
farming
royalty (nobility)
scenes (depictions)
Wood
Panel
Oil Paint
Mica
Scenic
Castle
Farm
Farming
Romance
Royalty
Sign, Trade

Inscription

In shaded gold leafing around the edge is written: PIONEER/BILLIARD/18 HALL.59 .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

1 1/2 (D), 23 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1655

Places

Massachusetts (United States)