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Ladies Wicker Phaeton

2006.44.501 (RS11088)

Description

Open four wheel carriage with wicker dash, sides and fenders, with a parasol top. The driver's seat and rear chaperone seat are upholstered in a beige corduroy. The base of the carriage is wood that has been painted black. The wheels are red with fire black striping. The wheels are rubberized. There is a wooden whip holder attached to the lower right corner of the dash. The whip is a wooden stick with the stubs from cut off branches left in place for a better grip. The wooden whip handle is stamped "JAS Forgie & Son Boston". There are elliptical springs on the front and rear axles.

Details

Maker
Brewster & Co. (Maker)
Date
1860s-1870s
Inscriptions
"Brewster 25th St. NY." (Stamped on hubs)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
corduroy
metal
wicker
wood (plant material)
Object type
Land Transportation -- Animal-powered
Places
New York City (New York state)
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
corduroy
metal
Phaeton
phaetons
wicker
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
81 x 58 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.501
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
175115

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