Lot 64

DeVore Saddlery Custom Suede Seat Saddle c. 1980's

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
Featured in this lot is this DeVore Saddlery custom suede seat saddle circa 1980's. The saddle features a wonderfully and professionally crafted leather and suede seat construction tooled fenders with a slick custom construction and shows a complete set up that includes saddle strings and latigo keepers; the stirrups are buck stitched with off white leather. The saddle is marked with a custom mark on the back of the seat: 1189. From the estate collection of Lloyd Kent and Phyllis DeVore passed owners of the historic DeVore’s Saddlery Helena, Montana. Helena Saddlery of Helena, MONT. Was founded in 1890 and was the predecessor to DeVore Saddlery. Upon Lloyd Kent DeVore’s (also referred to as L. Kent) college graduation he purchased his father Lloyd’s business, the Helena Saddlery and Tent on Lawrence Street, and renamed it DeVore’s Saddlery in circa 1950. Kent learned his craft from some local greats such as Jack Miller and George Hargrave who also worked for DeVore’s. Both L. Kent and his bride Phyllis have since passed away and these pieces are being offered by the family estate. The condition of this saddle is good with no obvious signs of damage and shows good overall condition. The measurements of this saddle are 32" x 17" x 22" and the seat measures 15".