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Transportation ➔ Mcclellan-type Military Saddle

Identifier:
1993.57.2
Description:
Dark leather. 12 inch seat. Seat is constructed of two parts with a distinctive split through the center. Minimal decoration. Manufacturer's name appears to be imprinted on the back of the cantle, but the impression is too faint to read.;We have a number of other saddles in the collection, including a similar style saddle on exhibit in Gaslight Village. However, no other example in our collection is of similar quality/condition.;Purchased for the donor by his father, Hendrik Meijer, in approximately 1928.
Date:
circa 1890
Materials:
Leather, Brass
Dimensions:
21" h 15" w 36" d
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Frederik Meijer
Exhibit/Program
Streets of Old Grand Rapids (after 1994)
Maker/Donor
Frederik Meijer