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Sledge

Sledge

  • Date:

    1730-1750 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved, painted and gilt plane wood and ash

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Marquess of Lansdowne

  • Museum number:

    W.12-1910

  • Gallery location:

    On display at Maidstone Museum, Kent

On loan to Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages.

Physical description

The body is in the form of an animal with grotesque head and open mouth; the back is partly pierced and carved with shell and leaf ornament; within the body is a wooden seat. The double tail forms a support behind for the leather-covered seat. The runners curve upwards and meet in front where they are carved with a blank shield and rococo ornament.

Date

1730-1750 (made)

Materials and Techniques

carved, painted and gilt plane wood and ash

Dimensions

Height: 109.9 cm, Length: 285.8 cm, Width: 109.2 cm

Categories

Transport

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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