A Large Crane Neck Phaeton


Feltons Carriages 1794

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The Carriage is a crane neck, with a Square Trunk Boot, raised on neat carved Blocks, a large Platform Budget behind, raised with blocks, large hind and fore spring Blocks neatly carved, Patent Wheels with Moulded Fellies, Patent Cylinder Axletrees and Boxes. The Body, a Step Piece with Springs at the fore end, real Doors, and a Sword Case, a Round Head made on a frame to take off, with a pair of Wings to put on occasionally; a Knee Boot to take off, lined with Superfine Cloth, and trimmed with a 2½ inch lace, a Wilton Carpet, a double Step to hang on occasionally. The Plating with silver, with small 2-8th moulding in double rows all round the Pannels, the Door, and Sword Case ends. A large 5-8th moulding round the front of the Head, the top and bottom behind, and round the sides of the Boot, six silver scroll ornaments, the Check brace Rings, the Collars and star bolt heads of the Body Loops, the outside wheel Hoops, Pole Hook and Worm Springs Plated. The Painting ornamented with rich Striping, Mantles with small arms and crest on the Pannels, which are high varnished, the mouldings of the Carriage picked out three colours, the Sword Case and Doors japanned, the Carriage varnished, the Braces common, with whole Buckles, the pole pieces French, a set of Splinter Bars mounted with plated iron work. First charge for a large crane neck phaeton £61 9s 6d. [William Fenton, 1794]

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Dimensions 38 × 25.5 cm