This is our imported bowtop waggon. It is the waggon that Jeff drove
to Appleby Fair in 2004. It is proudly featured in John Hockensmith’s book, “Gypsy Horses & The
Travelers’ Way”, where the author documents a the journey of
English Gypsies to the annual Appleby Horse Fair. Jeff was
the first American to make the 5-day, 65 mile drive in his own living
waggon. It has been a showpiece on the farm and at exhibits &
exhibitions around the country.
This waggon is about 10 years old, and was built
by Philip Jowett & Sons. It was painted by Yorkie Greenwood.
This waggon is one of two identical waggons built for brothers.
This is a proper and respectable waggon throughout.
The woodwork is completely hand-carved inside and out. It is
finished in 24ct gold throughout as well. The inside is a bed that
expands to become double-wide. A cast-iron reproduction Queen-Anne
(queenie) stove is fitted with a stovepipe extending out the top of the
roof. This stove can burn either wood or coal safely. There
is plenty of storage under the bed with three drawers, a slide-out
table, and large storage area below. The inside front corners
feature tall china-type cabinets with etched glass doors.
Etched mirrors & window glass plus satin curtains make this a first
It is the finest waggon of its kind in North America,
and is worthy of a spot in a private collection or museum. It
boasts superior quality and craftsmanship.
Delivery arrangements gladly made.
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Sorry, This Waggon has been sold.
note: Waggon is the old gypsy spelling of wagon.
Wagon on exhibit at National Western Stock
Show in Denver, 2005
All the carvings on this wagon (inside and
out) are finished in 24ct gold
What looks like gold in the pictures is the real thing.
Shot from the door in front showing
the bed in back, chest of drawers on the right, and cast-iron stove on
Detail of carvings on side
(below) Photos of Jeff driving the wagon
across England in 2004
Crossing a single-track bridge with the ruins
of Barnard Castle in the background
In 2005, we exhibited the wagon in
California, and were joined by some Gypsy friends who wanted to go for a drive.
This photo is shot at the intersection of Hollywood Way and Riverside Drive - in
the heart of Burbank!
Here is John Hockensmith's book featuring
this wagon in England.
It can be ordered direct from the author's studio at