Dutch Folk Art Trade Sign
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An 18th century trade sign from a Dutch West Indies shipping merchant. The carved and polychromed sign depicts a winged-foot mercury surrounded by garlands with his ship and the wares of tobacco merchant at his feet. This trade sign would function as a transom that was either glazed or open depending on the time of year.
- painted wood
very good original condition, small age cracks
Height 39 inches
Width 50 inches
Depth 2 inches