Dashing Through the Snow!
There is never a dull moment in my life! Right now I am working on a large estate to help the owners get organized and sell their antiques and collectibles. It is such an exciting project, each session I uncover something fascinating and new!
My client is the widow of an antique collector, one of the rare things he collected was antique horse drawn sleighs. He found all of the pieces in his collection in barns and cornfields in Iowa 50 years ago. He had them store in the rafters in a barn on his property and now it is my job to sell them. Each of the sleighs date back to the mid to late 1800s, they are beautiful!
Last week I crawled up a ladder to the rafter to try to capture a few photos of the sleighs to do some research. I am currently sending out information for them to antique dealers and businesses in the area that might be interested and it occurred to me that I should share the photos with all of you. I have gotten so many emails from readers requesting information on the items I am selling so now is your chance! If you or someone you know might be interested in any or all of the sleighs in this collection please let me know. Please picture me dangling from the rafters trying to take these photos while you look at them, ha!
Vintage Bobber Sleigh or Business Sleigh, includes horse hair blankets
Unrestored Cutter with Upholstered Seat
Unrestored Cutter Sleigh
This sleigh has a Colfax Sleigh Company marking on the back from South Bend Indiana
Racing Sleigh with a red velvet upholstery covered with a horse hair blanket
Please let me know if you know someone who might be interested and stay tuned for more information about the estate sale I will be having this Spring.