Black padded trapunto quilted leather covered seat and high cantle, leather covered pommel horn and iron hardware. Harness leather covered skirts, stirrup straps and leather hooded wooden stirrups. Underside padded and lined in white linen. Complete with a woven web girth strap and russet brown crupper. The half Spanish design originated in St. Louis and was popular in the Antebellum era. Like all southern civilian saddles, these were often pressed into Confederate military service. This particular saddle is shown on page 59 of Knopp, Made in the C.S.A., Saddle Makers of the Confederacy .
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Good. Has normal age and service wear, some splits and cracks. The finish on the skirts is crazed but with no serious flaking. The lining has several wear holes.