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SOLD at 2012 Jan 28 @ 20:29UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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The most expensive style of chaps ever produced by the legendary Pendleton, Oregon saddlery, these stunning Exhibition Chaps were priced at a very lofty $46.00-49.75 in their 1920s catalogs. Constructed with a dark brown horsehide body with a contrasting lighter brown border, the chaps are full mounted with about one thousand silver spots and twenty round 1 1/2” star pattern slotted conchos atop scalloped leather washers with latigo strings. The belt is stamped with the Hamley cartouche and the Number 321 denoting the catalog pattern number along with 29 for the year that they were made. Chaps measure 38” in overall height and 23” at the widest point. These are a fabulous pair of chaps in excellent conditionPROVENANCE: Tecolote Ranch, Santa Barbara, California
Tecolote Ranch – a History of Tecolote Canyon (OWL Canyon)
Tecolote Ranch’s history begins with archeological excavations of the Santa Barbara coast, with Indians whose settlements were developed with the highest type of hut building found along the coast, at the mouth of Tecolote Creek. Fast forward to 1500s, with the first recorded sightings in the area by early Spanish explorers sailing up the coast of California. Deemed one of the most beautiful wooded properties in California, Tecolote Canyon developed into large-scale cattle-ranch operations, then lemon groves. By 1926 Silsby Morse Spalding, past mayor of Beverly Hills, California purchased the land and lived in the old Tecolote Ranch house with solar heating panels on the roof, while building a Spanish style mansion. Keeping true to its Spanish roots, he built lovely gardens, courtyards and immersed himself with the finest collection of western tack in America: silver saddles encased in glass housings with their silver bits, paintings in grand frames, massive doors with iron locks and studs and magnificent chaps and other tack adorning the walls. High Noon is proud to present a few pieces from this glorious ranch of yesteryear. Other pieces, namely silver saddles, can now be found in the Carriage Museum in Santa Barbara.