1023 Main Street South Woodbury, CT 06798 United States 203.263.2211
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$ 2,500

American 'Phaeton' Carriage Seat

Origin United States, Connecticut
Period 19th Century
Materials painted wood, metal, and cloth upholstery
W. 41 in; H. 32.5 in; D. 26 in;
W. 104.14 cm; H. 82.55 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
Seat H. 19 in;
Seat H. 48.26 cm;
Condition Good. recent unused upholstery, structurally sound, retouched original paint color
Creation Date mid-19th century
Description Phaeton is the term for an open carriage drawn by a single horse or a pair. With oversized rear wheels and minimal body; it was fast and somewhat dangerous. The paint color is original; as are the wooden framing, iron straps, and sanitized horsehair stuffing. The upholstery fabric is fresh and new. Found in rural Litchfield County, Connecticut; there is no maker's mark or label. 19th century historical memorabilia repurposed as casual seating furniture.
Styles / Movements Americana, Folk Art, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 1309 LOE
Incollect Reference Number 379653
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