FINE PAINTED PINE AND WROUGHT IRON SIGN, NEW ENGLAND, CIRCA 1850
inscribed C.CHIPMAN'S INN.
Height 42 ½ in. by Width 51 ½ in.
In very fine condition with no inpainting perceptible under ultraviolet light. The obverse with slight, speckled water damage along lower edge and a drip above the first letter "N" within the word "INN." The reverse side in good condition with speckled water damage and two surface accretions. Appears to retain original hardware. The bottom wrought iron scrolls slightly bent.
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