Governess cart

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

ca. 1913

GUSN

GUSN-175110

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

Descriptive Terms

governess carts
wood (plant material)
wicker
metal
Cart, Governess

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P076

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Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Land Transportation -- Animal-powered

Dimensions

53 x 57 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.499