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Two-seater “sausage” sleigh called “Leu”

M. BabeyFigure: 18th cent., chassis: 19th cent.

Museum of Horsepower, Basel Historical Museum

Museum of Horsepower, Basel Historical Museum

The driver of this lion sleigh would have sat astride the padded seat on the lion’s elongated body, which ends in a shell-shaped backrest. The seat doubles as a lid for the storage space inside the body. The carved lion baring its teeth probably dates from 1730/40. The little lion was mounted on top of the runners of the new chassis (painted red) added in the 19th century.

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  • Title: Two-seater “sausage” sleigh called “Leu”
  • Creator: M. Babey
  • Date Created: Figure: 18th cent., chassis: 19th cent.
  • Location: Kanton Thurgau
  • Original Language: Deutsch
  • Publisher: Historisches Museum Basel
  • Rights: Kauf

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