Dutch Folk Art Trade Sign

$9,800

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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.

Period
1790
Material
painted wood
Country
Netherlands
Condition

very good original condition, small age cracks

Dimensions
Height 39 inches
Width 50 inches
Depth 2 inches