Saddle, c. 1525 - 1575. Saddle consisting of padded circular seat with side 'skirts' made from green silk velvet and decorated with applied fringe and braid of silk and metal threads. Seat padding seems to be of cream wool. Reverse is of brown leather, probably with interlining of coarsely woven linen. The whole is constructed over a wooden support covered with linen and mounted on a wooden frame. There are 6 leather straps attached to the reverse.

  • Measurements

  • Length

    57 cm

  • Width

    69 cm

  • Height

    33.5 cm
    18 cm (seat)

  • Diameter

    48.5 cm (seat)

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust