Large, antique hand painted cobbler's trade sign



  • £780.00
  • €887 Euro
  • $868 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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T. Phillips, Boot Shoe & Upper Manufacturer. This large (just over 1.5m wide) trade sign is likely to date to the 1860s/'70s and is sign-written on a singl, wide board. Gilded letters with a burnt umber outline are set against a dark blue background ... over the decades the paint has thinned allowing the grain of the board to show through.

The sign is competently, though slightly naively painted. I would guess from it's size that it might've been from a shop front The wooden trims around the outer edge might be slightly later, and the outer most wooden trim along the upper edge is a fairly recent replacement though it blends in well on the front. As mentioned, the painting has thinned over the years, and it's picked up it's fair share of scuffs and scratches, but it remains fully legible and has a gorgeous, dark antique look / feel to it.

The sign measures 156cm wide x 52cm high x 4cm deep. It can be hung using two mirror plates fixed to the rear of the sign.


  • H: 52cm (20.47in)
  • W: 156cm (61.42in)
  • D: 4cm (1.57in)



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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

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