Fantastic, original humorous golf advertising/caricature from 1897 with fantastic graphics and verse, in it"s original oak frame from the Eltham Golf Club, (established in the Greater London area in 1890 and in operation today.) This is a fabulous piece, with a great deal going on that I won"t go into in it"s entirety. Suffice it to say, the focal points are the verse at the bottom of the piece, with a little "devil" mixing drinks, another pouring booze into the mouth of skeleton on the right and an inebriated golfer trying to swing. This is a three part matted piece with the small rectangular graphics top and bottom depicting the gentlemen arriving at the club and on the bottom panel, they are crawling to their coaches. Wonderful piece for display and/or as a gift for the avid golfer or proprietor of golf course, private club or bar owner. There are a few more photos of the frame and back if anyone would like to see them.
CONDITION: The overall condition is superb. There is no damage to the graphics, matte, frame or oil cloth backing. As visible in the photos, the glass is cracked. I had considered replacing it, but didn"t want to remove the original backing and having decided that it"s best for the new proud owner to make that decision.
SIZE: The overall height is 21 3/4" x 12 1/2" wide.
Buyer responsibilities: While I do my best to describe any potential flaws with equal attention to its attributes, please use the zoom feature to examine the item to make a determination if this meets your standards for vintage and antique items being offered. Email should you have any questions or require more information.
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Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
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My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
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