This sleigh belonged to Revolutionary War hero General Peter Gansevoort of Albany, New York. The initials "PG" are painted on the rear panel. It has a heavy box-body, painted dark green with fittings for up to six seat boards. It is mounted on long runners supported by shaped knees. The front and rear panels are secured with a curved jointed yoke. The panels can be removed for easy storage or to convert the sleigh into a tote sled.

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  • Title: Gansevoort Sleigh
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: c. 1770
  • Location: Albany, New York, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 56"h x 42 1/2"w x 107 1/4"l
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase, 1951
  • Subject Keywords: Gansevoort sleigh, sleigh, General Peter Gansevoort, Albany, New York, tote sled, horse-drawn vehicle, travel, transportation, vehicle, sled
  • Type: sleigh
  • Medium: wood, paint, metal