This Scotch Stores antique pub sign is absolutely stunning. The English pub was started in the late 1850′s and was open until approximately 1900. This is a great piece of pub history as well as an excellent example of the craftsmanship of the English sign makers. The sign was beautifully hand carved with 1/2″ deep letters, which were then gold leafed. The glass face of the sign appears to be the original glass, which protected the sign makers workmanship. The glass reverse is incredibly well painted with a faux wood grain pattern. This gives the sign its large wood slab like appearance.
The large wood frame may also be original, as it has some old mounting holes, wear and patina from age. The sign appears to have been restored sometime in the 20th century, which explains its exceptional presence.
This is a two piece sign that would have originally held a small wood moulding in the middle, thus joining the two pieces together as one long sign. The overall condition, superb carving and brightness of the gold leaf, make this one of the best pub signs we have ever offered. Perfect for a hotel, restaurant or the Scotch aficionado or collector.
This long sign consist of two pieces and is very well made for exterior use. As such, it is very heavy. Both pieces together weigh just over 125 lbs.
PERIOD: Late 1800’s – Early 1900’s
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
MATERIALS: Carved wood sign with gold leaf lettering, framed an d under glass.
WEIGHT: Both pieces total 125lbs.
HEIGHT: 24.25 in. (62 cm)
WIDTH: 124 in. (315 cm)
DEPTH: 2.25 in. (6 cm)
CONDITION: Extremely nice condition with minor wear consistent with age and use. The sign appears to been restored sometime in the 20th century. The wood frame has wear and some holes used for mounting the sign. See photos for more details.