Lot 139    

Wilbourn or Buena Vista Saddle ca. 1900
8/18/2016 - Firearms and Accoutrements: Live Salesroom Auction
Black patent leather trapunto quilted seat and padded cantle.  Leather covered tree with scallop trimmed edges.  Harness leather skirts, stirrup straps and embossed fenders.  Underside padded and lined with blue stripped pillow ticking.  Complete with iron stirrups and a web girth.  The Wilbourn saddle was patented in 1883 by a veteran of the Confederate army.  The patent was sold to the Buena Vista Saddle Co. of Virginia in 1889.  Production ceased in 1934.

Condition:  
Good.  Show wear, short split seams and minor leather loss, most notable on the cantle.  Harness leather crazed.
Est $500 - $700
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