MEDIEVAL WINE SERVICE CART SH20401 INDIA In Medieval times a wooden wagon such as this was either oxen drawn if you were rich enough, or hand drawn if you were strong enough. This little cart is for those who are romantic enough. Hand made of solid wood and finished with a gorgeous rustic aged look, this wine service cart will usher in your favorite champagne and flutes creating a wonderful natural ambience to any special occasion. With turning wheels that will make accommodations endless bottles of wine, it is our bet that by evenings end this sturdy little cart will be the least tipsy of all those at the table. (Champagne and flutes shown not included)
THE MEDIEVAL WAGON In medieval times the mode of transportation most common after walking was riding a horse. The next choice was riding in a wagon or cart. Wagons, which looked very much like the covered wagons of the American West, did in fact exist in the middle ages, but were never referred to as a "carriage." Oddly enough, you could get away with calling a medieval wagon a "car," as that word is rather old and shortened form of the word “cart.” Such carts had very limited use before the 14th or 15th centuries as the roads were so very primitive and unkept, and the complete lack of suspension (not developed until the 14th century) also made them a very bad choice for transportation. In most cases, wagons and carts were used to transport goods while men, women, and children rode primarily on horseback.