Ladies Directional Toilets Sign1

Early 20th Century Hotel Sign

A superb decorative advertising sign from a hotel in Cheshire, circa mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0840.

Product Description

A stunning original ‘Ladies’ sign…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we suggest that it would date to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1930s. We understand from the previous owner, that this piece was reclaimed from a Hotel in Cheshire. As once used as a directional sign for the ‘Ladies’ toilets, the sign is a beautiful piece of history…

The sign is hand made in wood, with a hand painted finish to the hand and writing. We cannot work out if the paint is just good and original, or whether at some point, someone has ‘over painted’ it. We possibly think the latter, but either way it’s nice to see an original piece, in its original form. The original holes for fixing are present, and added with the worn surface, this piece is oozing charm and authenticity. This could be a functional piece, or it could be re-purposed for fun in one’s home…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. In general the sign is structurally good and relatively lightweight. There are surface scuffs and scars, tatty areas and a weathered patina across the sign. One notable imperfection would be the slight warp to the sign. From a side view (as pictured), the sign doesn’t sit exactly flat. That said, we feel this simply adds to the charm and authenticity of this wonderful piece. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 1.8cm, Width : 33cm, Height : 20cm

Condition : Structurally good, some small losses to the wood, surface scars and abrasions, tatty and dirty in places, some paint chipping, some worn and tired wood in places

Postage : Small Item £7 or local collection

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

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment

Additional Information

Dimensions 1.8 x 33 x 20 cm