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Antique Pair of 19th Century Mapuche Carved Wood Stirrups/Equestrian Collectible from Chile/Argentina

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Antique pair of carved wooden stirrups from the 1800s. Evolving from Spanish Colonial design, the wood stirrups have cast iron hardware and carved motifs from Mapuche symbolism.  

The Mapuches are native inhabitants of present-day south-central Chile and southwestern Argentina. They were warriors, never defeated by the Incas or Spanish, and able to defend their land until conquered in 1883. Mapuches adopted the horse for war very shortly after their first encounter with the Spanish in 1551, and it then became an important part of their life. 

These large, heavy and elaborately carved stirrups were most likely for daily use and would be perfect on a side table or a shelf in a variety of neutral/natural settings whether Residential, Commercial or Hospitality interiors from Coastal, Southwestern to Spanish Colonial. Also, they are a perfect equestrian collectible.

Place of Origin: Chile/Argentina 

Date of Manufacture: 1800s  

Condition: Excellent 

Wear: Consistent with age. Please refer to pictures. 

Dimensions: (Each) 7 in. H X 7 in. W X 7.5 in. D, (Opening) 5.5 in. to edge 

Reference: The John McKaughan Estate

John S. McKaughan Jr. (1927-2023) a native Texan, was born in Tahoka and moved to Lubbock where he graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Graphic Design, and a minor in Architecture.

Starting in the 1950’s, Mr. McKaughan brought his expertise and keen eye to Braniff International Airways based in Dallas, where he worked as the Art Director for 27 years. During that time, he collaborated alongside Alexander Calder, Emilio Pucci, Alexander Girard, Roy Halston Frowick and other artists to create a commercial design experience that rivaled galleries and museums.

Due to the nature of his work, John travelled professionally as well as socially to the Latin American countries served by Braniff Airlines. He had the opportunity to collect works and antiques that he felt breathed life into the creative world and the human experience.

Antique Pair of 19th Century...

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