Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
Object ID:
SL 2011-011
Object Name:
Albany Cutter
Description:
An attractive and popular cutter originated by James Goold, of Albany, New York, who began the manufacture of carriages and sleighs in 1813. His cutter developed over a period of years from a rude prototype into the final swell-side version, which is believed to date from about 1836. The body has a curving sweep of pleasing appearance, which afforded the painter a wide field for the display of his taste, for the panels were often colorfully decorated. The Albany Cutter, also known as a Swell-Body or Swell-Side Cutter, and as a Cutter, was widely copied by other builders, and retained its popularity until the end of the horse-drawn era. This sleigh is in unrestored condition.
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