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Object Name Sidesaddle
Description Dark brown leather and green velvet upholstered woman's side saddle for horse-back riding. Green velvet seat is quilted. Under leather side panels is wood base with leather straps and buckles for under-belly of horse. Paper tag tied to the handle of the saddle reads: "From / Benjamin F Wilbour / and Louise W / [unreadable] 1952".
Date 18th c.
Material Leather, velvet, metal, wood
Dimensions H-17 W-24 D-30 inches
Category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Sub-category Land Transportation -- Accessory
Catalog Number 1979.024
Provenance Paper tag tied to the handle of the saddle reads: "From / Benjamin F Wilbour / and Louise W / [unreadable] 1952". Note found with object reads: "Early side saddle / said to be 18th century by donor B.F. Wilbour".
Source Benjamin F. Wilbour
Received as Gift
Date Received 1952