Decorative carved pine Chariot Side from an English or European Fairground. The two end figures are of winged angels with swords- in fairground folklore these were known in England as 'Boadicea' chariots although the ancient British queen who was defeated by the Romans is unlikely to have had wings ! The Boadicea (or Valkyrie) chariots were mounted on a 'Switchback' Ride with an internal bench seat to hold 3/4 people- the inner side of the chariot was uncarved since it was invisible to the public.
Circa date is 1910-1925. 68 inches in overall length.
A pair of these chariot sides are available- Price given is for ONE.
Last photo shows the second chariot side hanging on a wall in my shop..
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