A Shooting Phaeton

£7.50

Feltons Carriages 1794

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An uncommon carriage, this was used for shooting from, being steadier than a gig. The body is a half panel chaise, fixed on a platform, and of a width for two persons to sit in. At a distance behind it is an encircling chair body, fixed on the same platform, but that can only contain one person. The bodies are placed at a convenient distance from each other, for a sunk bottom or well for carrying the fowling pieces, or game. When used for shooting the gentleman occupies the back seat and the servant drives; at other times the gentleman drives and the servant sits behind. The ends of the well and boots are bevelled to each other’s form. In the boot the dogs may be carried, but their situation is more comfortable and easy under the seat of the forebody, which may be railed on purpose.’ [William Felton 1794]

Dimensions 38 × 25.5 cm