IMPORTANT CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED OVAL WOOD FIREHOUSE TRADE SIGN, THOMAS HANFORD BOYCE, MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
IMPORTANT CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED OVAL WOOD FIREHOUSE TRADE SIGN, THOMAS HANFORD BOYCE, MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880
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IMPORTANT CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED OVAL WOOD FIREHOUSE TRADE SIGN, THOMAS HANFORD BOYCE, MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD

IMPORTANT CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED OVAL WOOD FIREHOUSE TRADE SIGN, THOMAS HANFORD BOYCE, MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880

Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

IMPORTANT CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINT-DECORATED OVAL WOOD FIREHOUSE TRADE SIGN, THOMAS HANFORD BOYCE, MOUNT VERNON, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1880


relief carved firefighter dressed in 19th Century attire, signed lower right T H Boyce.


Height 69 ¾ in. by Width 51 ½ in. by Depth 5 ½ in.

Condition Report

With hatchet marks.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Mount Vernon Volunteer Firefighter Association;

Clarke Auction Gallery, Larchmont, New York, July 27, 2008, lot 51;

Thurston Nichols, Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.

Catalogue Note

This exceptional trade sign was made for the Pioneer Hall Firehouse in Mount Vernon, New York.

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