Carriage

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1830-1840

GUSN

GUSN-22424

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

Descriptive Terms

carriages (vehicles)
canvas
leather
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Leather
Coated Canvas
Painted
CARRIAGE

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."

Inscription

Engraved on metal label on left door and on rear medallion: ""A. TOLMAN & CO./ Makers. Worcester, MASS.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

Edward Riddle

Maker

A. Tolman & Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Worcester, MA, USA

Object Type

LTE--Animal-Powered

Dimensions

83 x 65.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2485

Places

Massachusetts (United States)