Hand Painted Antique Advertising Sign from France

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Hand Painted Antique Advertising Sign from France

Historic and important hand painted advertising sign for 'Le Coup de L'Etrier' , a French Liqueur which is served in very small glasses and was traditionally drunk before a departure, and literally translated means 'stirrup cup'. (The bottom lettering proclaims 'Gentlemen, Before Departing, Partake of a Stirrup Cup'). The sign which is hand-painted, around the year 1890, depicts ladies and gentlemen grandees in the reign of King Louis XIV at his brother's 'Chateau du Bois -Colombes' being offered glasses of the liqueur before the departure of Princess Henrietta of England, who was married to Louis' gay brother the Duke of Orleans and who is seen here chatting with her various ladies, and having 'one for the road' with the three famous writers Moliere, Lafontaine , and La Rochefoucauld, and Louis' army General - Turenne.

In historical fact, Louis- famously though unsuccessfully, sent his sister-in-law off to England in 1670 to try to persuade her brother, King Charles II to join France against the Dutch and their leader William of Orange, so the hand painted 19th century advertising sign is actually a portrait of that celebrated historical occasion as Henrietta bolsters her courage with her friends as she leaves on her famous diplomatic mission!

This is a very interesting and historic hand-painted sign which has been hanging in my kitchen for many years, now offered here. Measures 36" wide x 29" high.

Circa 1890-1910. In reasonable - good condition with some obvious wear - and with a little surface rust and other imperfections on the reverse side.


  • H: 74cm (29in)
  • W: 91cm (36in)


Circa 1890 - 1910

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A pioneer in decorative antiques, Malcolm has been in the business since giving up law studies and given his passion for French and Mediterranean art and traditions, it seems apt that his London shop/warehouse nestles beside the Eurostar Rail Terminus at London's St Pancras Station.

One of the foremost dealers in naive objects, folk art, fairground carvings and the visually decorative, he is driven by his love for objects that fire the imagination. Renowned for unearthing pieces with a rare magical quality, he sources the original, the one-off and the inspiration for regular long time clients and dealers or for newer contacts seeking either something beautiful for their homes or just the making of a good investment.

A visit to Relic Antiques 'Antique Warehouse' is guaranteed to open a door to a star quality stock. Expect the unexpected, from simple craftsman made pieces, or the flippantly amusing like period shop signs and fairground art, to the more sophisticated such as charming paintings and unusual examples of country furniture.

When in London visit the 'Antique Warehouse' which is located at 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 1UN and though normally open late afternoons only (3pm-6pm) on weekdays and 1pm-5pm on Saturdays, it is always worth calling ahead to make sure we are open. Also by appointment. Telephone +44 (0)7831 785059.

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