Fox's Pantry Business Sign

This sign brings to mind a well-known folk song that goes back to the 15th century and starts out, "Pax uobis," quod the ffox, "for I am comyn to toowne." A more recent version goes as follows: ‘The fox went out on a chilly night, Prayed to the moon to give him light, for he'd many a mile to go that night before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o. He had many a mile to go that night before he reached the town-o. He ran till he came to a great big pen where the ducks and the geese were put therein. "A couple of you will grease my chin before I leave this town-o, town-o, town-o..” He grabbed the grey goose by the neck, throwed a duck across his back; he didn't mind their quack, quack, quack, and their legs all a-dangling down-o.. Old Mother Flipper-Flopper[3] jumped out of bed; Out of the window she cocked her head, Crying, "John, John! The grey goose is gone and the fox is on the town-o.. Then John he went to the top of the hill, blowed his horn both loud and shrill, The fox he said, "I'd better flee with my kill or they'll soon be on my trail-o… He ran till he came to his cozy den; there were the little ones eight, nine, ten. They said, "Daddy, better go back again, 'cause it must be a mighty fine town-o… Then the fox and his wife without any strife cut up the goose with a fork and knife. They never had such a supper in their life and the little ones chewed on the bones-o..’

The fox and provisions on this sign were hand sculpted and painted, with main text carved and gilded.

Carved & Gilded / Painted
Sculpted & Painted Add on
Sign Size
39 " x 37 "