This beautiful sleigh engraving is from The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue, published for the proprietors, by George Virtue in London, 1851.
The description of this sleigh from the catalogue is: “Sleighing” as it is termed, forms one of the principal amusements of the Canadians of all ranks, who can afford to keep one of any description and the wealthier part of the community exhibit no little taste, and spare no expense to put their carriage and all its appointments into suitable condition. The harness of the horses is generally very gay, and beautifully ornamented; while the fur robes in which the riders envelope themselves to exclude as much as possible the severity of the cold, are often very costly. There are some choice specimens of all these objects in the Canadian department of the Exhibition.
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