Croydon House

 Salesman Sample Of A "Stone Boat"


Stone boats were used by settlers to clear land of rocks once the timber had been felled. They were loaded and then dragged by horse or oxen to fence rows. This is a salesman sample or the work of an apprentice. The front is iron and the wood is bird's eye maple. I date it to the late 19th century. It came from an Eastern Ontario homestead. A rare and wonderful antique small. Length 17".