FrigateConstitutionnb72a2
2 7/8 x 2 1/4 • acrylic on board • $325

Reproduction of the American Frigate Constitution,
an unframed painting on board.
undated, unknown Folk Artist

Optician72nq1
3 x 1 7/8 (est) • Acrylic • $250

Reproduction of the H.L. Adams, Optician, trade sign
that hung in Manchester Center, Vermont, in
the late ninteenth century..

Librarynb72
2 7/8 x 2 • Acrylic • $275 • SOLD

Based on a sign by Edward Hicks,
American folk painter of the Peaceable Kingdom series.

Hatternb72
3 x 2 7/8 (est) • Acrylic • $250

Reproduction of a sign by Edward Hicks,
American folk painter of the Peaceable Kingdom series

EnglishAlesnb72copy1a
1 5/8 x 2 3/4 • Acrylic • $225SOLD

Reproduction of an antique English sign
still hanging today in London.

ThomsonInn
5 x 3 1/8 • Oil & Acrylic • $425

Reproduction of the sign of the Thomson Inn 1799,
located in New England, painter unknown.

ManHorsNB72
2 1/8 x 3 3/4 • Acrylic • $240SOLD

Read's Tavern sign, Lisbon, CT, ca 1768.
Imagery represents the Sons of Liberty, a movement resisting British authority.

JustisNB72
2 x 3 3/4 • Acrylic • $275 • SOLD

Sign for Blatchley's Inn, Madison, CT, 1788
 

flyingcloud72NB
2 7/16 x 3 1/32 • Oil & Acrylic • $525 • SOLD

From painting of America's most famous clipper ship,
Flying Cloud, built in 1851 in East Boston, MA.
Lettering design by the artist.

Bissell72NB
1 21/32 x 3 5/8 • Oil & Acrylic • $375 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for Bissell's Inn, ca. 1814, located
in Windsor, CT. Portrait of War of 1812 naval hero,
Captain James Lawrence.

Bailey6x4NB
2 3/4 x 2 1/2 • Oil & Acrylic • $375

Artist's interpretation of the first of several layers painted
on the Bailey's Hotel sign, ca. 1837 or 1857, located
in South Salem, NY.

OystersCigarsNB
1 1/2 x 2 1/4 • Acrylic • $140 • SOLD

Based on an antique sign.

LionNB2a
3 1/2 x 2 7/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $250 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for Phelps Inn, ca. 1826, located
in North Colebrook, CT, painted by William Rice.
Lion side 1

Eagle72NB1
3 1/2 x 2 7/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $250 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for Phelps Inn, ca. 1826, located
in North Colebrook, CT, painted by William Rice.
Eagle side 2

Carterside2NB
3 5/8 x 2 3/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Reproduction of sign for Carter's Inn, ca. 1823,
located in Clinton, CT, possibly painted by Jones & Bush.
side 1

StrangersResort2NB
3 5/8 x 2 3/16 • Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Reproduction of sign for Carter's Inn, ca. 1823,
located in Clinton, CT, possibly painted by Jones & Bush.

side 2

TemperanceNB1
3 9/16 x 1 15/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $275

Reproduction of the sign for the Temperance Hotel, ca. 1826-42,
located in Plainfield & Colchester, CT, painter unknown.

GreenhowShapedNB
2 1/8 x 3 • Acrylic • $195 • SOLD

Reproduction of a modern tavern sign
presently hanging in Colonial Williamsburg, VA.

RepairingNB
3 1/16 x 1 • Acrylic • $85 • SOLD

Reproduction of an antique pine board trade sign.

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3 3/4 x/1 • Acrylic • $85 • SOLD

Based on an antique pine board trade sign.

GenWolfeNB
2 1/16 x 3 9/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $565SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for the inn owned by
General Israel Putnam, ca. 1768, located in Brooklyn, CT,
maker unidentified.

ClipperNB
2 1/4 x 3 7/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $495 • SOLD

From painting of extreme clipper ship "Lightening"
built in 1854 in Boston. Frame and banner are
newly designed by the artist.

MeatNB
2 5/16 x 1 3/8 • Acrylic • $130 • SOLD

Based on antique butcher shop trade sign.

ShoeShopNB
1 1/2 x 2 9/16 • Acrylic • NFS

Based on antique trade sign.

Grosvenor5
2 1/8 x 4 (est) • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Interpretation of the sign for the Grosvenor Inn into a
rectangular format, dated 1765, located in Pomfret, CT,
restored by Augustus Hoppin.

Customer comment: "Your work is exquisite."

GrosvenorwShapewQ
2 3/8 x 4 1/4 • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for the Grosvenor Inn, dated 1765,
located in Pomfret, CT, restored by Augustus Hoppin. Shaped pediments and other construction details per original sign.

PerkinsBullNB
2 3/8 x 3 7/8 • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Sign for the Perkins Inn, dated 1830, located in
West Greenwich, RI, maker unidentified. Shaped pediments
and other construction details per original sign.

PorterNB2
2 1/8 x 4 • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Sign for Porter Inn, ca. 1820-25, Farmington, CT, maker unidentified. Shape and construction details
per the original sign.

DukeNB
1 7/8 x 3 9/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $395SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for the Oliver Pomeroy Inn,
dated 1773, located in Rocky Hill, CT, overpainted by
Louis James Donlon.

DukeCumberlandNB72a
1 7/8 x 3 9/16 • Oil & Acrylic • $395 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for the Oliver Pomeroy Inn,
dated 1773, located in Rocky Hill, CT, overpainting
style is modified and with added aging.

Sole72NB
2 1/2 x 1 7/8 • Oil & Acrylic • $260

Reproduction of a parade banner, painted by
William Capon, Jr. in 1841 for the Shoemakers' Guild.

FancyStore72NB
4 x 2 5/32 • Acrylic • $120

Reproduction of a sign appearing over the door of an
American dollhouse, ca 1815-1830,
The dollhouse replicated the living conditions of the children
it was made for who lived over the store. "Fancy" was
a furniture style of the day.

Alderman3NB72
2 1/8 X 3 • Acrylic • $140 • SOLD

Reproduction of the sign for the Inn of the Bull's Head,
owned by John Alderman, dated 1760 and 1797,
located in East Windsor, CT, maker unidentified,
overpainted 1910-20.

mermaidNB180
2 1/2 X 1 5/8 (est) • Acrylic • NFS

Reproduction of a mermaid weathervane, now located in the Shelburne Museum. The original location was atop a barn in Wayland, MA.

NFS because it is a prototype for classes.

Phyllis Hawkes Studio

Note that images are not actual size and not relative in size to each other. Use the measurements to determine the actual size. All measurements are in inches.

© Phyllis Hawkes. All rights reserved.

GalleryofAntiqueSigns

I love to paint reproductions of antique tavern signs. Many of them are from the show catalog of the Connecticut Historical Society. In the 18th and 19th centuries these signs hung outside taverns and inns in the Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island area. They were designed to be eye-catching and often followed patriotic themes. Signs were the advertising art of the day! When possible I recreate the shape, proportions, and moldings used on the original signs.

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