? - 1961

Horse-Drawn Sleigh Figurine

This figurine of a horse-drawn sleigh with a man and woman aboard has a simple charm.  The group consists of eight pieces in all. The artist took care with this work, and even gave the man a hat made of a separate piece of wood. The man is seated next to a female figure that wears a red bonnet. The wooden horse is painted as a pinto, and its leather harness is lashed to a moveable hitch.  The horse is glued to its harness to discourage escape, and the sleigh is joined with glue and nails. The mark is in pencil on the sleigh.

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Medium: Wood, Leather, Metal, Paint

Inscriptions: Signed: “A.B.S.”

Dimensions: L: 5 3/4 x W: 12 1/4 x D 3 1/4 in.

Accession: 2001.0013.452

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Folk Art

Tags: Horse , Sleigh , Figurine , Wood

Purchased in 2001.