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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.
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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."
Engraved on metal label on left door and on rear medallion: ""A. TOLMAN & CO./ Makers. Worcester, MASS.""
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),
A. Tolman & Co. (Maker)
Worcester, MA, USA
83 x 65.75 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
Massachusetts (United States)