Black patent leather seat quilted in a floral pattern and trimmed in red leather, cast brass eagle head pommel with crisp detail. Raised cantle bound in black leather, dark brown fenders and straps. Faded red worsted wool girth strap backed in canvas. Cast brass stirrups embossed on both sides with a patriotic motif of eagle and shield over a trophy of arms. Complete with permanently attached shabraque of blue-gray wool embroidered with a floral design on the corners and bound in heavy mixed fiber braid. A classic example of a superior quality saddle as used by a militia or volunteer officer during the Mexican War era.
Fair to good. Normal service wear. Some loose stitching and minor repairs, girth torn in the middle and repaired, heavy overall mothing and loss of the left back edge of the shabraque.