The Golden Five Stores, Chepstow,H. Thomas & Son's Fifth Annual Show of Oriental Novelties and Art Goods is now open, and consists of - INDIA. - Benares Brass Work [...] JAPAN. - Satsuma, Awata, Kaga [...] CHINA. - Splash Mats, Baskets, Mud Figures, etc. EGYPT. - Native Water Botles [sic]. The Show-Room is now open, and your inspection invited. A large stock of Bon-bons, Fancy Fruits, Chocolates, etc., for the Christmas Trade.
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in two colours. 430 x 320mm (17 x 12½"). Creases.
A rare advert for an show of orientalist goods, decorated with Japanese figures and designs at Thomas's shop at 5 Mary Street, Chepstow. The 'Golden 5' referred to the large wooden numeral, painted gold, that hung above the shop, now in Chepstow Museum.
[Ref: 37516] £260.00