Delivery wagon (22 pieces)

Object Number: 
INV.4517
Date: 
1850-1875
Medium: 
Wood, burlap, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 8 7/8 x 25 1/4 in. (25.4 x 22.5 x 64.1 cm)
Marks: 
painted: on either side of wagon: "American Express Co." stamped: barrels and boxes are also stamped with various letters and numbers.
Description: 
Four-wheel wooden American Express wagon painted green with driver (separately carved) seated in front and tongue and crossbar with harnessing posts for two (missing) horses; wagon contains twelve wooden barrels of various sizes, three wooden boxes with sliding lids, one cylindrical wooden container and lid painted metallic gray, and four stuffed burlap sacks.
Gallery Label: 
The American Express Co. was organized in New York City in 1850.
Bibliography: 
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group