Half Spanish pattern saddle with black patent leather padded trapunto quilted seat trimmed in red, possibly indicating the original owner was an artillery man. Has a cast brass eagle head pommel horn and high cantle, tooled brown leather skirts and iron furniture. Complete with well cast brass stirrups and a woven web girth. Underside padded and lined with white linen. A Mexican War period saddle popular with regular and militia officers from the 1830s through the Civil War.
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Good. Expected age and service wear, red trim cracked with moderate loss. Crazing on the skirt leather, lining and girth stained.