Antique Victorian Vibrant Exotic Birds Squirrel Vines Hand Colored Welcome Sign
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Antique Victorian Vibrant Exotic Birds Squirrel Vines Hand Colored Welcome Sign:
Beautiful rare Victorian hand colored Welcome sign. Very vibrant color for its age. Bright and bold coloring starts with a deep electric type blue with shiny gold detail. The whole image is decorated with fancy grape vines done in green and gold.
The vines are adorn with exotic birds, a peacock and a squirrel. The coral colored lettering is also vibrant.
I am not sure if the glass or frame are original. I believe they may be. The back has its original wood backing held in place with nails. The backing does have some issues but is still in tact, and holds well. There is some wear to the inside gold section of the frame and some on the outer wood. I am not sure what type of wood it is made from. It is nice and thick and dark in color.
The paper painted on has some yellowing and spotting. It is a beige color. Some of the hand coloring has some wear spots. They are hard to see unless under the eye. The paper also appears to have a slight wave. I have not cleaned or altered the piece in any way. It is ready to hang with original backing and wire. This piece is as found. Please images for details.
Very nice and noticeable size. Measures 26" (end to end), 11 3/8" across (end to end) and shy of 1" thick (measured frame). Very vibrant coloring and draws the eyes. Very nice warming piece for the home or office.