Tavern Sign

Date

1810

GUSN

GUSN-3268

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

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
iron (metal)
oil paint (paint)
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Sheraton
Wood
Painted
Oil Paint
Iron
Sheraton
Sign, Trade

Inscription

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.),

People and Organizations

C. Brewer

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

36 x 44 1/2 x 1 7/10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1052

Places

Massachusetts (United States)