Offered by: Historical Americana
1720 Mars Hill Rd, Suite 8332 Acworth, GA 30101 , United States Call Seller 678.643.0457

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Antique Top Hat Trade Sign

$ 3,999
  • Description
    Email to purchase or ask question: flaginfo2012@gmail.com
    TOP HAT TRADE SIGN, Antique
    Size: 17 high on the stand Size: 13 high 10 wide
    EARLY AMERICAN HAND MADE ANTIQUE TOP HAT TRADE SIGN
    THIS IS BETTER THAN MOST THAT YOU SEE AS THIS IS HEAVY METAL HAMMERED INTO THE SHAPE OF A TOP HAT. MOST THAT YOU SEE ARE MADE OF TIN OR FLAT SHEET METAL. Mounted on a custom made metal museum stand.
    99% That you find today are reproductions.
    This was has been examined by several east coast antique dealers and all agree this is a very early trade hat sign.
    A wonderful early antique handmade, hand painted, metal top hat used as a trade sign. Several layers of original paint can be seen. Various metal contraptions/brackets are attached to the hat inside and out where the maker or owner attached the hat to a bracket which was attached to a building. Assorted nicks with wonderful chippy paint but overall nice condition for being over 200 years old. A few long-time antique dealers have looked at this sign and the consensus is that it’s from around Circa 1800-1860. Some have said it could be pre-1800.
    Antique trade signs are a very desirable and displayable items that were originally made to advertise a business. Many have a wonderful patina as they aged outside the shop or business for many years. Apothecary signs, as well as signs from the offices of doctors and dentists are especially collectible. Old tavern or pub signs are sought after too. While some are three dimensional figures carved from wood, others are painted wooden boards or made from sheet metal.


    Comes with our Certificate of Authenticity
    flaginfo2012@gmail.com
    Shipping is additional, fob Atlanta Ga
    Respectful offers considered.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Metal, sheet, tin
    Condition: Fair. Beautiful patina. Paint is chippy in spots
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional
    Patterns: Handmade
    Dealer Reference #: 7042
    Incollect Reference #: 499269
  • Dimensions
    W. 10 in; H. 17 in; D. 13 in;
    W. 25.4 cm; H. 43.18 cm; D. 33.02 cm;
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