Dr. Bonnell Antique Folk Art Medical Sign
Antique Doctor's Specialist Trade Sign
I guarantee this sign to be a one of a kind!!
This is when Dr. Bonnell opened his office in Fairfield, Iowa
The sign has gilt/gold leaf lettered glass on both sides of the sign, each side says the same thing. A rare feature about this Doctor is the fact that they treated the eyes, today most ENT's (Ear,Nose & Throat Physicians) do not include treatment of the eyes.
It features glass with black background and gold lettering, the lettering is all hand applied gold leaf, done in "reverse painted" method...meaning the gold leaf is applied behind the glass, on the backside of the glass.
Incredible detailed lettering as well as the gold frame border around all the lettering.
The frame appears to be antique & original(it could be vintage)with newer metal reinforcements at the corners.I repainted the frame with a flat black paint. The solid cedar/redwood frame has lots of nicks, dings & character marks, consistent with it's age.
The glass is definitely antique with imperfections such as small bulls-eyes consistent with hand-made glass, no cracks in the glass!
The gold lettering has some areas of gold leaf missing and minor imperfections consistent with its age
There is a wire attached for hanging
all the best, Bryan