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RARE CARVED PALMISTRY TRADE SIGN. Circa 1880, American. The carved one-sided sign, depicting a palm embellished with zodiac symbols beneath a banner reading, “Read Your Future”, above a conforming “Palm Reading” banner. Painted in vibrant colors on a gesso base, all on a blue/green ground. The board comprised of pine planks. SIZE: 43-1/2″ h x 26″ w. PROVENANCE: From a private collection. CONDITION: Sign retains original paint, with no inpainting. Surfaces with normal and expected weathering. Planks with slight shrinkage cracks and with minor wear. Planks with early butterfly joinery. 9-28462 (4,000-7,000)

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Auction: Fine Art, Antiques & Asian - August 2013
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