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Catalog Number 166
Collection Carriage Collection Vehicles
Object Name Sleigh
Place of Origin United States/New York (probably)
Maker Unknown
Date 1770-1780
Material Wood
Dimensions H-56 W-42.5 L-107.25 inches
Owned Gansevoort, General Peter
Notes "Gansevoort" sleigh.

This sleigh belonged to Revolutionary War hero, General Peter Gansevoort of Albany, New York. The initials "PG" are painted on the rear panel. It has a heavy box-body, painted dark green with fittings for up to six seat boards. It is mounted on long runners supported by shaped knees. The front and rear panels are secured with a curved, jointed yoke. The panels can be removed for easy storage or to convert the sleigh into a tote sled.
Credit line Museum Purchase, 1951.