• Four-wheel chaise, ca. 1800
    This carriage, purported to be Lucy Knox’s, was officially known as a chaise, from the French word for chair. However, many New Englanders called it a shay, Henry Knox included. According to his financial papers he would often hire a “shay” when he was traveling. This type of carriage was used in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries by all social classes.

    Donated to Montpelier from an unknown source
    Accesion Number: P-081

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