Rare Frank Tea & Spice Co. oak country store display chest, circa 1900. Four spice drawers with the original hand painted lettering; even the backs of the drawer pulls were hand painted. Measures 25.25 " wide X 21.25" high X 19.5 inches deep. Found in untouched condition in an old Connecticut country store, never waxed or varnished. The Frank Tea & Spice Company was begun in 1896 by traveling salesman Jacob Frank, with his brothers Emil and Charles, on East Second Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. They sold small packets of whole and ground spices, and later expanded to peanut butter and olives. The company is best known for Frank's Red Hot, a cayenne pepper sauce.
Early shoes and boots trade sign circa 1820. Carved wood. Original painted and gilded surface in excellent condition. Measures 13.5 inches high by 10 inches wide heel to toe and 4.5 inches wide at the top.
Antique folk art wooden boot trade sign pilgrim style c1800 with original painted surface. Measures 29 inches high, 18 inches deep at base with a 11 x 10 inch top. Wonderful trued to real life carving detail.
Vintage hand carved antiques shop sign. Double sided carved mahogany with true gold leaf letters and blacksmith forged iron bracket. Measures 37.5 x 7 x 1.5 inches. Made to attach to a wall or a lamp post. This item is on display in our gallery at BRANFORD ANTIQUES & HOME DESIGN 824 EAST MAIN ST.BRANFORD, CT O6405 open 7 days. Formerly Clocktower Antiques. For hours of operation and directions go to www.BranfordAntiques.com
International Exhibition paper advertising fan for The Art Gallery Philadelphia. The fan's bamboo frame is stamped Registered June 8th 1875. The fan is mounted in a well designed and crafted oak frame. The fan is in very good condition for its age, some minor loss here and there. The frame measures 21 x 13 x 2 inches with a 24 x 4 inch stand. The fan measures 11 x 19 inches open. In celebration of America’s 100th anniversary of independence, the Centennial Exhibition took place on more than 285 acres of land in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park May 10-November 10, 1876. Close to ten million visitors (9,910,966) went to the fair via railroad, steamboat, carriage, and on foot. Thirty-seven nations participated in the event, officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures, and Products of the Soil and Mine. The grounds contained five major buildings: the Main Exhibition Building, Memorial Hall (Art Gallery), Machinery Hall, Agricultural Hall, and Horticultural Hall. In addition to these buildings, approximately 250 smaller structures were constructed by states, countries, companies, and other Centennial bureaus that focused on particular displays or services. At the top of the print on the fan is a bald eagle perched on an American shield holding Old Glory and flags of others nations