An 18th c. Dutch Shipping Merchant’s Polychrome Trade Sign
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An 18th century trade sign from a Dutch East Indies shipping merchant. The carved and polychromed sign depicts a winged-foot mercury surrounded by garlands with his ship and the wares of a merchant at his feet. Such a sign would at one time have been situated in the windowed storefront of a shipping company premises in Amsterdam or Rotterdam.
- 18th century
- Polychromed carved wood
Height 39 inches
Width 50 inches
Depth 2 inches