Half Spanish saddle has a cast brass eagle head pommel horn, padded cantle has scrolled decorative stitching. Seat has a removable tooled leather cover the also services as a skirt. Seat under covered with blue striped. Complete with embossed iron stirrups. Lot also includes a buff leather and linen saddle pad and a dark blue trimmed white wool shabraque, lined in linen canvas. The latter two items date later than the saddle, probably 1860 to 1880, as they show mostly machine stitching.
Provenance: John Ashworth Collection
Good. Leather finish has crazing, age and service wear along with some modern repairs. The shabraque has moderate to heavy mothing and staining. Saddle pad worn with some seam separation.