The 18th century Amsterdam sleigh will be offered at the Bonhams Carriage Collection Sale auction in March. One of over 30 horse-drawn vehicles from the private collection of an anonymous European industrialist comes with a pre-auction estimate between $11,000 and $16,000.
The collection also includes a second sled that wouldn’t look out of place at the North Pole either, as well as as an ex-British Royal Mews 1835 Traveling Landau Coach that looks like the armored Range Rover or Chevrolet Suburban of its day. Bonhams’ pre-auction estimate is $310,000 to $470,000.
The sale, scheduled for March 7 in Oxford, England, will offer more than 150 lots, and among them will be a Royal British Mews 1835 Traveling Landau Coach with pre-auction estimate of $310,000 to $470,000. Also included in the sale will be three automobiles — a 1908 Sears Model P four-seat high-wheel runabout, a 1907 Holsman Economy American buggy and a brass-radiator Ford Model T Speedster.
This is the first time this collection will be available for public view, and many of the items have never been offered for sale at an auction before, Bonhams says. Collectors can find a wide range of sleighs, carriages and coaches, some of which date to the 17th century and are being offered at auction for the first time.