Rawhide covered Jenifer pattern wood tree with " CS " embossed copper pommel shield and plain cantle shield, iron hardware. Black harness leather covered " A " frame, back jockey and skirts, arsenal pattern wooden stirrups with leather covers. The underside is padded and lined in linen as specified in Confederate ordnance orders dating from May, 1863. An almost identical Richmond Arsenal saddle is shown on page 144 of Knopp Confederate Saddles and Horse Equipment . One of only a few surviving Confederate Jenifer artillery saddles.
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Fair to good. Rawhide split in two places on the left side of the seat and has loose stitching. Leather crazed and the left skirt is torn in two and repaired with a leather backing. There are a number of smaller tears and repairs.