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Description

Curtain-quarter rockaway carriage w/ a leather and canvas top cover. Exterior painted black w/ plush tufted gold upholstery inside. Two side doors cut in arch shape w/ adjustable glass windows. Foliate carvings on exterior.

Details

Label
Currently on exhibit at Castle Tucker: "3. Curtain-Quarter Rockaway. The Rockaway was a popular American family carriage because it could be servant driven, with the front seat-backs turned to face the rear and the driver riding postillion (in saddle) on the forward horse of a tandem hitch, or, with a front seat facing forward, by a family member in relative comfort. Open front, movable glass in the doors. Front and rear quarters and back were closed by curtains which could be rolled at the top. Body, carriage and wheels dark Brewster green, doors trimmed in vermillion. Buff cloth trimming. Silver fittings. Panel at back to prevent damage from tongue of following vehicle. Wheels 43" & 49" Track 65" Body 41" wide. Builder: A. Tolman & Co., Worcester, Mass. 1830-1840's. Purchased from Edward Riddle, Boston, April 13, 1859."
Maker
A. Tolman & Co. (Maker)
Date
1830-1840
Inscriptions
Engraved on metal label on left door and on rear medallion: ""A. TOLMAN & CO./ Makers. Worcester, MASS.""
Location of origin
Worcester, MA, USA
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
canvas
leather
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
LTE--Animal-Powered
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
canvas
CARRIAGE
carriages (vehicles)
Coated Canvas
leather
Leather
Painted
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Edward Riddle
Dimensions
83 x 65.75 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2485
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
22424

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