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  HORSE HEAD TRADE SIGN, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
Dimensions (inches): 24" tall (drop from top of mane to nose when hung) x 34" deep x 8.5" wide
Description:
An exceptional, painted American trade sign made from carved wood in the full-bodied form of a race horse's head. Wonderful movement, tremendous folk character, and great early paint surface. Found in San Francisco, this carving probably marked a blacksmith's or harness shop. Made circa 1880-90.

Mounting: The previous owner had a taxidermist apply a wall mount that allows for easy hanging.

Condition: Perhaps there were once blinders over the eyes, but if so they are now absent.
   
Primary Color: black
Earliest Date: 1880
Latest Date: 1890
For Sale Status: Available
Price $15,500
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