Ladies Wicker Phaeton

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1860s-1870s

GUSN

GUSN-175115

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

Descriptive Terms

phaetons
wood (plant material)
wicker
metal
corduroy
Phaeton

Inscription

"Brewster 25th St. NY." (Stamped on hubs)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

P078

Maker

Brewster & Co. (Maker)

Dimensions

81 x 58 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.501

Places

New York state (United States)
New York City (New York state)