So, I just came across this incredible carved wood unicorn sign! I looks as though it would make a cool pub sign, but it could be someone may have had it made as a sort of family crest. Apparently, this particular unicorn design is prevalent in traditional heraldry.
More about the piece: It's large, 30 inches high, and looks to be hand carved from 1 1/4 inch thick wood. The saying across the top 'Spero Melior', is Latin for 'I hope for better things'.
I think this would look AMAZING in a bar, restaurant, or home.
|Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Unicorn Rustic Wall Decor - $495|
|Spero Melior - I Hope for Better Things|
After some Googling, I found this image of a Unicorn Rampant from the 1909 publication Complete Guide to Heraldry on WikiSource.
And what is a Rampant, you may ask? Well, here's what Wikipedia has to say about that: