A 1901 Dunton of Reading Ledge Wagon. (one of a pair remaining)
Its early history is unknown but was first seen by the former owner in the Cirencester / Swindon area where he purchased it. The step nose (brass) reads George Street Dublin giving a thought that it may have crossed the water to Ireland at some point in its lifetime.
There are two pictures in John Barker /Peter Ingram’s first book Romany Relics page 107.
One interesting feature is the stove, almost unique in these days a “Colchester” made by Beard & Sons the predecessor of the Hostess and Nipper ranges fitted.
The wagon contains a small picture of a gypsy lady . The picture is called Gypsy splendour 1939. The artist is Dame Laura Knight R.A.
The axel is engraved APL 1901.