Pawn Brokers Light Sign6

Pawn Brokers Sign

A superb original pawn brokers’ sign in cast iron, from Burlington Arcade, Mayfair, circa first quarter of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0586.

Product Description

An original pawn brokers’ sign…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we understand from the previous owner that this dates to the first quarter of the 20th century, circa 1920s. We have also learned that this piece used to hang outside a Pawn Brokers shop in Burlington Arcade, Mayfair of London. It’s a wonderful piece of history, in good working order

Made in cast iron, this is a heavy piece. Although we think it may have been over-painted, the sign would have originally been in the colours currently represented (we think). At the end of the framework, the sign is complemented with two ‘scallop shell shades’, in pressed metal. These two pieces house the original brass light fittings. This piece would have been wall mounted on the exterior of the pawn brokers’ shop to advertise his trade, with the three distinctive Golden balls hanging from the hook, that remains mid way down the light…

These particular signs did come in all shapes and sizes, yet it’s rare to find an original sign with the light fittings. This is a statement piece for ones home, or of course a retail environment…

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 chipping. There is also a weathered nature to the surface under the scallop shades, yet we feel this simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 49cm, Width : 106cm, Height : 75cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, some rusty areas, a weathered and flaky patina under the scalloped shell shades

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

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 49 x 106 x 75 cm