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Phaeton

Description

Open pony phaeton. Black leather exterior and black leather touched upholstery seat back. Plain black buggie whip fits into cylindrical container on right side.

Details

Label
Currently on exhibit at Castle Tucker: "4. Open Pony Phaeton. The Phaeton, fashionable since 1800 was a highly popular carriage for ladies' driving for its design was well adapted to show off ladies' costumes. This light and graceful, swell-bodied model with "C" and leaf springs was designed for looks, speed and comfort and perhaps to show off a handsome team. Black body and carriage. Black leather dash, fenders and trimming. Wheels 34" & 41" Track 58". Purchased of C.T. Walker & Co. 91 Federal Street, Boston, July 9, 1872."
Maker
unknown
Date
1872
Inscriptions
Engraved on metal label on rear body frame: ""C. T. WALKER & CO./ 91 FEDERAL ST./ BOSTON""
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
leather
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
LTE--Animal-Powered
Places
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
leather
Leather
Painted
painting (coating)
PHAETON
phaetons
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
C. T. Walker & Co.
Dimensions
53.5 x 59 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.2486
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
22425

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