Original hand painted wooden sign



  • £85.00
  • €99 Euro
  • $103 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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Charmingly simple, this double-sided, hand painted wooden sign oozes a naive / 'estate made' charm.

The sign is for 'Ross (Gelatines) Ltd - Registered Office' - a simple wooden construction with an outer frame, I think it was originally painted black with the white lettering on top, but a lot of the black background paint has worn away revealing the graining of the wooden boards. I think the sign is likely to date to the 1930s/'40s though obviously with these hand done pieces it's hard to pinpoint as the styling / construction methods don't necessarily have much correlation with when it was actually made. Regardless, it's aged nicely and displays well.

The sign measures 64cm wide x 29cm high x 3cm deep.


  • H: 29cm (11.42in)
  • W: 64cm (25.20in)
  • D: 3cm (1.18in)



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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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