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Catalog Number 1973.426
Description c. 1890 Four Passenger Park Phaeton. Could be called a Basket Phaeton, as it is wicker. Has a fringed parasol top, beige-colored upholstery. An unusual and rare carriage, since this type of summer vehicle did not usually receive the care that a Brougham or Victoria did, as they were used under different conditions and roads.
Object Name Phaeton
Collection 3D - Land Transportation Tools & Equipment
Title c. 1890 Four Passenger Park Phaeton
Date c. 1890
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Provenance -From the Roth Collection at Filoli.
-The Roth Collection is particularly significant as all of the carriages were built by one of the two Brewster firms in New York City, producers of the finest quality vehicles for America's leading families. The National Carriage Association in Staten Island has the original records of the Brewster Company. Since Roth carriages were produced for use in California, they evidence some special changes to adapt them to their owner's way of living. As of June 10, 1973, each carriage was in superb condition, never having been restored. Each carriage bears an individual registration number from the factory. The carriages were built almost entirely of wood, and many coats of paint were applied, each coat rubbed and polished until it was mirror-smooth. As the paint of that era dried slowly, there often was more than a week's wait between the application of coats.
Notes "Phaeton" generally refers to a family of vehicles having speed and elegance and is characterized by light construction, no doors, a high seat and large wheels.
Dimensions H-95 W-67 D-122 inches
Search Terms carriage
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Roth, Lurline Matson
Roth, William P (Mrs.)
Subjects Carriages & coaches
People Roth, Lurline Matson
Roth, William P. Mrs.