Delivery cart

Object Number: 
INV.4477
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/8 x 11 x 3 3/8 in. ( 13 x 27.9 x 8.6 cm )
Marks: 
stencilled: on each side of cart: "YANKEE/NOTIONS"
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron delivery cart drawn by team of two horses; orange body with rococo detail stencilled on front of dash, design of interlocked C-shapes stencilled on sides, floral motifs stencilled on tops and sides of hinged compartments; two hinged compartments, lower one opens to reveal hollow body, upper one opens to reveal separate, smaller compartment; black bonnet attached with hinges to front seat, with inside painted yellow; white horses with orange band across middle.
Bibliography: 

Shirley Spaulding DeVoe, The Tinsmiths of Connecticut (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1968), 148.

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group