A Few Rare Treasures
Horse carriages in original working condition circa 1890s, beautiful hand-painted sleighs, old wooden skis, and a few other rare gems for sale. Knoll Farm was the Mad River Valley’s first ski hill, and the skis were used here to teach skiing under lights on the huge hill. All the carriages – a doctor’s buggy, a sleigh for bringing guests from the train station to the Bristol Inn, a pony pung for hauling wood – were used in this area all through the 1900s.
Sunday, May 20, 11-4 only.
700 Bragg Hill Road, Fayston
Drop Top Buggy circa 1900. Used as a doctor’s buggy in the Valley. Seat and top in original condition as is body. In good condition. $875
Meadowbrook Cart, Maker was well known, French & Co., Boston, MA. Limited edition. Circa 1900. Original condition, sound, steel tires, flex-shafts, fold down lazy back. $850
Surrey with original fringed top, tag reads Collins & Colton, Montpelier, VT. Circa 1900. Four post canopy top, original fringe and rear side curtains. Original and good condition. Lovely lines, black body with red stripe, red wheels. Foot brake. Lamps. $1400
Portland Cutter, maker unknown, circa 1895. Original condition, mohair upholstery, gold leaf painted details, offset shafts. $1050
Bob Sled, four passenger. Used at the Bristol Inn, Vermont to carry guests’ luggage from the train station. Offset shafts. Original condition with decorative painting and four runners. Would make a beautiful display piece. $800
Pony pung work sled. Red body on runners. $180
Miscellaneous shafts and poles, $35-$50
Large collection of beautiful wooden skis, $40-$125
Note: Values were set by professional carriage appraiser based on recent sales both private and at public auctions.