We sell many different styles of sleighs in varying conditions from ones that can use a lot of TLC to fully restored sleighs like this beauty! This is a restored Antique Albany CutterSleigh. The maker is: Hopp Carriage Co, Mifflinburg PA
This high end restoration has maroon upholstery, pin striping, a stenciled body with green & gold striping on running gear.
This amazing "Currier & Ives" style sleigh was purchased by a homeowner for display/use on their ranch. Needless to say they were thrilled with this amazing restoration!
Some of the sleighs we've sold, like this Victorian White Painted Portland Cutter Sleigh was purchased with the intent of restoring by the customer. This particular sleigh was bought by a Props Company in the UK and will most likely be rented for film making or other events. It has Eagle heads on the dash, a rein rail, hand rails and side steps.
It's got good bones, very well built, and therefore makes a good candidate for restoration.
Occasionally we get small sleighs like this tiny pony (child's) Box Sleigh. It was in original vintage condition with
a red body and white striping. It had white running gear with black striping and red upholstery.
Although it was a great candidate for restoration, this sleigh took on a whole new purpose this winter when it was purchased by a well recognized country club in Colorado and used as a holiday decoration for Christmas 2019. Think "Gingerbread", and lots of it!
We have the good fortune of working with some really nice people including designers and event planners. Take this antique Portland cutter sleigh for example. It was purchased and given an amazing makeover for a special pop-up event in NYC this past December (2019). To see who's special event is was part of, simply take a look at the next photo!
Here it is! Custom designed for Chanel with their signature fabric gracing the seat. Chanel "popped up" at The Standard High Line location in New York.
For just four days, the luxury brand created a small world within the West Side hotel called Chanel No.5 in the Snow which featured an ice skating area, seasonal bites and drinks including hot chocolate and photo ops. This sleigh was one of the highlighted and most popular photo spots. See instagram #chanelN5inTheSnow to see who shared their Chanel sleigh photo!
There are so many ways to breathe new life into these amazing pieces of history! Take this restored antique sleigh for example. It was purchased by a talented photographer in Massachusetts and she was able to capture so many beautiful holiday moments this Christmas season for her clients. This isn't the first time a customer has used one of our antique sleighs as a photography prop. The nostalgia of a vintage sleigh warms the heart of young and the young at heart, and this timeless image creates a lasting memory.
We often work with set decorators or props buyers on period pieces. This antique box sleigh was purchased for the big screen production of
The Hateful Eight
A 2015 American western thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It stars Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern as eight strangers who seek refuge from a blizzard in a stagecoach stopover some time after the American Civil War.
It received many nominations and awards, including an Oscar for Best Original Score in 2016.
We were so excited to get a call from set decorators in NYC who were determined to find the perfect antique sleigh for Bill Murray's holiday classic,
A Very Murray Christmas
A 2015 American Christmas musical comedy film directed by Sofia Coppola and co-written by Bill Murray.
The film features an ensemble cast including Bill Murray, George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, and Chris Rock among others and was released on December 4, 2015. Set designers customized the sleigh in brilliant white, especially for the movie. Want to see it in action? Watch the video of Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray singing "Sleigh Ride" from the movie on youtube today!