A striking gable with a tree on the facade of a house at the Vijzelgracht in Amsterdam. At a public auction on December 20 1762, Coenraad Essenberg, a Polish saddler, who became an Amsterdam citizin in 1748, buys a house and yard on the Vijzelgracht. Most likely he did shortly after buying the property, renew the facade and had affixed a plaque with a tree in full leaf standing on a mountain with the caption D.ESSE BOOM ( D. ESSE TREE) The image on the stone represents the name Essenberg (Essen mountain).
In 1881 the building was renovated into the current state. The gable was lost for a long time but found in 1933 in a stockroom in a poor condition.
The current occupant of the house strove to ensure the gable was restored and put back on the facade of his house which happened in 2013.
Linking to "Signs, signs"