Phaeton

Collection Type

  • Transportation

Date

1872

GUSN

GUSN-22425

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

Descriptive Terms

phaetons
leather
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Leather
Painted
PHAETON

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."

Inscription

Engraved on metal label on rear body frame: ""C. T. WALKER & CO./ 91 FEDERAL ST./ BOSTON""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

C. T. Walker & Co.

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

53.5 x 59 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.2486

Places

Massachusetts (United States)