An original italian illuminated hotel sign, 1950s


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An original italian illuminated hotel sign, 1950s

An original Italian illuminated Hotel sign, 1950s/early 60s, the bold cursive script spelt out in Savoy Blue, of lightweight, easy to mount plastic, now re-neoned and PAT tested ready to install.

This sign, along with another, were removed from an iconic hotel in Taormina during its renovation and dates to an era when this little town on the island of Sicily was amongst the most glamorous holiday spots in the world. Regular visitors included just about everyone who was anyone - from Audrey Hepburn to Winston Churchill (a great fan of the local almond wine) drawn to the beauty of the sea and to its iconic international film festival 'Il David di Donatello' Italy's Oscars, held there every Summer. The very epitome of Italy's Dolce Vita!


  • H: 40cm (15.75in)
  • W: 135cm (53.15in)


1950s/early 60s

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Covelli Tennant is a London and Suffolk based business specialising in the  bespoke upholstery of interesting Victorian and Edwardian sofas and chairs with an emphasis on one-off, antique and vintage textiles sourced by us - Janie Tennant and Sara Covelli on our extensive travels both at home and abroad.

Although we have a particular expertise and love of textiles, we also include decorative items of vintage lighting, costume, framed art deco wallpaper samples, fabric, Jacqmar scarves and old flags, cushions made from interesting found fabrics including 18th Century silks, toiles and global textiles amongst our constantly changing stock items.

We have an eye for the unusual and a penchant for colour!  We have described our style as peripatetic by which we mean the embracing of an evolving global aesthetic and the joy of the hunt wherever that may take us….more prosaically a curated collection of widely sourced antiques for the way we live today.

Covelli Tennant was founded 12 years ago after a period spent working in the textile departments of Sotheby's and Bonham’s Auctioneers.

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As well as selling directly to the public from our website we have exhibited at the Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair, Liberty of London, various private seasonal fairs and Pop-ups.


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