Antique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation AxAntique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation Ax

Late 19th century English painted folk art axe – a fabulously realistic, life-size rendering of an axe that once, either served as a tradesman’s sign, or a ceremonial presentation object for a fraternity group etc. Carved entirely of wood, it is convincingly very much an axe until one comes up close to it, and with some relief, realizes that the blade is not steel but also constructed of wood. The axe head retains its original painted surfaces, whilst the unpainted handle retains its original varnished surfaces. It would have been suspended from its original hook near the shoulder – a position that thoughtfully balances out the weight of the axe and allowing for proper display!

Condition: SUPERB original antique condition. No restoration.

Size: Total length is 26”. Maximum dimensions of axe head is 12” in height and 7 ½” in width.

Item ID: RL-EA002051

Antique Painted Folk Art AXE - TRADE Shop SIGN -19th Century Fraternal / Ceramonial Presentation Ax

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