The Sign Writer


A truly unique trade sign and piece of art in our opinion, never seen the like before. Hand painted on canvas, showcasing the hand lettering artists talents in different styles and techniques including 3-D, Scroll, Calligraphy, Relief, Plaque and Marbling effects.


We are proud to offer an exquisite early 20th Century French hand lettering trade sign. This example is signed which makes it even more special. This item would have originally hung in the window of a hand lettering store in Paris to illustrate what the artist could offer as a service. The Canvas is large and is framed in a bespoke frame to keep it preserved and make it easy to display. A truly one of example, rare is detail and subject matter, overall a wonderful piece of history showcased through a beautiful piece of art.

Size in inches approx.: H 70” x W 50” x D 0.5”

Units: 1 / Framed

Age: Early 20th Century

Origin: Paris France

Item Condition

This item shows lots of age, wear and tear in the form of natural patina across its hand painted surface, the paint has over the years aged, cracked in places but not come away from the canvas. There is a respectfully repaired section running down the middle which may have been repaired by the artist him/herself as its very clean and not that noticeable. This item is framed to keep it secure and safe, the canvas is firm and structurally strong. If you require more details about the condition, please email us as its difficult to illustrate all the points.


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Cancellation / Refunds

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What Our Customers Say

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Private Collector (USA)

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Company No: 1099539 | VAT No: 406788763

© The House Of Antiques 2016 - 2022
Company No: 1099539 | VAT No: 406788763

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