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Trace

Object Number: 
Z.1020
Date: 
1840-1880
Medium: 
Wood, metal, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 x 45 3/4 x 89 1/4 in. ( 35.6 x 116.2 x 226.7 cm )
Description: 
Wooden trace for harnessing horses to carriage or sleigh; composed of two parallel wooden members which curve upwards at the back and are joined by a crosspiece where the curve begins; swingletree attached to crossbar shaft. Bands of leather at two places along traces; remnants of old yellow paint.
Gallery Label: 
Traces were used to harness horses to a vehicle, such as a carriage or sleigh.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group