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State carriage

State carriage

  • Date:

    1800-1850 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Marquess of Lansdowne

  • Museum number:

    W.9:1-1917

  • Gallery location:

    On display at Maidstone Museum, Kent []

On loan to Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum of Carriages.

Physical description

Four wheeled, with box covered by a hammercloth of felt with red bands woven with the arms of Fitz Maurice, and further enriched witht crest and coronet in brass and with red and yellow fringes. Body painted black, wheels and shaft picked out in red. Handles, buckles and other mounts of silver and brass enriched with coronets and acanthus foliage. Painted with the arms of Fitz Maurice impaling Hamilton for the 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne. The interior upholstered in light silk damask. Folding steps.

Date

1800-1850 (made)

Dimensions

Height: 228.6 cm, Length: 419.1 cm, Width: 188 cm, Length: 340.4 cm shaft

Object history note

Built for The Most Honourable the Marquess of Lansdowne.

Historical context note

'The state carriage which I inherited from my father and which Lady Lansdowne used to use when she attended court functions...'

Descriptive line

English, 1800-50, 67/17 Marquess of Lansdowne

Bit and reins. Probably from State Carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:1

Black leather. Probably from State carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:2

Black leather. Probably from state Carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:3

Black leather. Probably from State Carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:4

Black leather. Probably from state carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:5

Black leather. Probably from state carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:6

Buckle. Probably from state carriage. Previous lost number: FWK.LOST.332:7

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Extract from Lord Lansdowne's letter, 21st Jan 1917.

Categories

Transport

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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