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E. Howard & Co. Paint Decorated Office Sign

Circa Late 19th Century: Exuberantly painted and surviving in pristine condition with on minor rubs and paint loss, this 28.5" x 8" four color office sign in original black, yellow, white, and blue paint decoration and signed E.H. & Co. on the reverse was made for E. Howard & Co., a well known 19th century Roxbury, Massachusetts, watch and clock manufacturer. Obviously, this gracefully shaped sign hung indoors at the factory, was never taken outdoors, and has been well cared for ever since. The colors are still vibrant with the perfect oxidation, and the single poplar board shows the correct patina for its age. Simply stated, this is a great sign. It crosses collecting categories between advertising and time pieces, and is also perfect to serve as home or office decor because the sign fits beautifully above a doorway as was its original purpose in Edward Howard's watch and clock factory.

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

watch company painted wooden office sign e howard and co roxbury

E. Howard & Co. 4 Color Painted Office Sign

For Sale: $3,500

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