Postillion Boot – now converted to a Stick Stand
Postillion Boot – now converted to a Stick Stand
Postillion Boot – now converted to a Stick Stand

Postillion Boot – now converted to a Stick Stand

c. 1700 England

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A postillion (or postilion) rider was the driver of a horse-drawn coach or post chaise, mounted on one of the drawing horses. By contrast, a coachman would be mounted on the vehicle along with the passengers. Postillion riders normally rode the left (or ‘near’) horse of a pair because horses usually were trained only to be mounted from the left. With a double team, either there would be two postilions, one for each pair, or one postilion would ride on the left rear horse in order to control all four horses. This style of travel was known as ‘posting’. The postillions and their horses (known as ‘post-horses’) would be hired from a ‘postmaster’ at a ‘post house’. The carriage would travel from one post house to the next (a journey known as a ‘stage’), where the postilions and/or horses could be replaced if necessary. Posting was once common both in England and in continental Europe. In England, posting declined once railways became an alternative method of transport, but it remained popular in France and other countries.
Dimensions
Height 66.00 cm (25.98 inches)
Width 40.50 cm (15.94 inches)
Stock Code
6173
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
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