An Expertly Curated Collection of Edwardian and Brass Era Cars

4–5 May | St. Louis, Missouri
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In the late 19th century, the quest to revolutionize transportation gained momentum in both Europe and America, as inventors created ingenious new solutions to power a horseless carriage. The Edwardian era encompasses the years between 1896–1904, referencing the reign of King Edward VII of Great Britain, while the Brass era is the American term coined for the manufacturing period between 1905–1915. This May, RM Sotheby’s is offering the esteemed collection of Mr. Fred Guyton who masterfully curated cars from this era, which is characterized by the widespread use of brass in the vehicle’s fixtures, including lighting, radiators, door handles and frames. The high-wheel motor buggy design which resembled horse drawn carriages prior to 1900 was gradually abandoned, replaced by runabouts, tonneaus and touring body styles. Click ahead for eight motor cars from the Edwardian and Brass Eras that are featured in the Guyton Collection. –Andrew Miterko

An Expertly Curated Collection of Edwardian and Brass Era Cars

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