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Governess cart

2006.44.499 (RS11085)

Description

Two-wheeled open cart with square tub shaped body and two long harnessing shafts. The upper half of the body is made of wicker, the bottom half is wood that has been painted cream. There is a small door at the back of the cart that provides access to the seats. There are two padded bench seats that are placed parallel to the wheels. At the rear of the cart there is a black metal step placed under the rear door. The wheels and shafts are painted a dark red with yellow striping. the ends of the shafts are covered in leather and have metal tips. The front edge of the cart has an attached metal reign rail.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1913
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
metal
wicker
wood (plant material)
Object type
Land Transportation -- Animal-powered
Descriptive terms
Cart, Governess
governess carts
metal
wicker
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
53 x 57 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.499
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175110
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Title Letter to Santa Claus from Stephen Phillips Notes There is a letter from Stephen Phillips "Stevie" to Santa Claus asking for a pony, cart and harness to be delivered to 34 Warren Street (the livery stable).

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