Of striking composition, a reverse painted and gilt trade sign, late 19th century (circa 1890) in age French in origin.
The sign has typical Art Nouveau organic flowing forms and typography, housed in a sweeping reeded frame with original ebonised finish.
In totally untouched condition, some loss to the internal paintwork nothing you wouldn't expect, the sign also has its original canvas backing.
The piece is liking to of showcased the tradesman's abilities, alongside advertising. The sign reads
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146cm in height
66cm in width
3.5cm in depth