Antique Barbers Pole

Barber Shop Pole

A superb, rare and original barber shop pole carved in wood, circa mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0385.

Product Description

A superb barber shop trade sign…

What a statement piece! Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to the mid part of the 20th century. We understand from the previous owner that it could date to the 1960s onwards, but equally it could potentially be a lot older. There has been an attempt to ‘over-paint’ the sign at some point, making it difficult to date, but one can see the original paint underneath. Also, the loss off paint in certain areas shows the aged nature of the wood. It’s a stunning piece, and rare to find an original barbers pole in such nice condition

The sign has some weight to it and naturally would have been hung outside of a barber shop. The two cast iron brackets are original and also show the attrition caused by exposure to the elements. Although there is an ‘over-paint’, we actually think it gives the piece character and charm. One can see the faded Red underneath, and the surface scuffs and scars makes this an eye catching piece. It could be decorative for ones home, or simply be functional once again outside of a barber shop…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The sign is structurally good with some surface scars and abrasions, some rusty areas and some paint residue. The paint job is tatty in areas but we feel this simply adds to its charm and decorative appeal. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 24cm, Width : 15cm, Height : 87cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, some rusty areas, some tatty paint due to an attempt to cover the original paint

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 24 x 15 x 87 cm