Extremely rare Mother Hubbard style saddle by very scarce Texas maker, Tackabery. Marked in several places with large clear oval cartouche, "R. F. TACKABERY / MAKER / FT. WORTH TEX." All the pieces are here but the fenders; the saddle needs restoration but is worth the effort. An important piece of Texas history.
Robert F. Tackabery was one of the early pioneering Texans to open a saddle shop in Fort Worth, Texas as early as the 1850s.
Lot 162, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 10, 2017, Fort Worth.