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 Stagecoach Vintage Decoration

Concord Western Stagecoach

Western Style Stagecoach Decoration
Handcrafted
10.5" High, 9" Wide, 19" Long

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Vintage Handcrafted Stagecoach Miniature

This is a painstakingly handcrafted western miniature stagecoach antique. It's old and with a beautiful patina in the once bright red paint used when it was made. This piece caught our attention because of the exquisite detail and the stylish shape. Made out of aromatic mahogany wood, vinyl and iron wire this is a true example of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

General Condition

At approximate +50 years old this beautiful Concord style stagecoach miniature reflects aging and some missing parts. Concord stagecoaches original models featured leather. This model uses vinyl for all the leather intended parts and needs to be replaced either with vinyl or very thin leather. This piece hasn't been restored. Only small temporary repairs to allow display. Brake mechanism is missing only the pads were found. The roof has a crack from side to side we believe due to changes in moisture and temperature levels.

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Concord Western Stagecoach 8018

Concord Western Stagecoach 8015

Concord Western Stagecoach 8021

Concord Western Stagecoach 8024

Concord Western Stagecoach 8025

Concord Western Stagecoach 8027

Concord Western Stagecoach 8028

Concord Western Stagecoach 8029

Concord Western Stagecoach 8064

Concord Western Stagecoach 8066

Concord Western Stagecoach 8067

Concord Western Stagecoach 8068

Concord Western Stagecoach 8071

Concord Western Stagecoach 8072

Concord Western Stagecoach 8073

Concord Western Stagecoach 8074

 

 

Concord Stagecoaches

 The first Concord stagecoach was built in 1827. Abbot Downing Company employed leather strap braces under their stagecoaches which gave a swinging motion instead of the jolting up and down of a spring suspension.

The company manufactured over forty different types of carriages and wagons at the wagon factory in Concord, New Hampshire. Concord stagecoaches were built so solidly that it became known that they didn't break down but just wore out.

The Concord stagecoach sold throughout South America, Australia, and Africa. Over 700 Concord stagecoaches were built by the original Abbot Downing Company before it disbanded in 1847.

Mark Twain stated in his 1861 book Roughing It that the Concord stagecoach was like "a cradle on wheels".