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  • Place of origin:

    Spain (made)

  • Date:

    1770-1799 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    carved wood covered with velvet and silk, and embroidered with silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Model of a sleigh of wood covered with red velvet and white silk panels embroidered with delicately coloured silks, and trimmed with gilt copper. It has a curved form with supports of open scrollwork. On each side is represented a matador attacking a bull with a sword, behind him stands another bull-fighter. There is a border above, and on one side roses, tulips, bindweed and tendrils. The back and front have smaller shaped panels and flowers. The seat, inside and bottom panel are covered with a more modern figured green silk.

Place of Origin

Spain (made)


1770-1799 (made)


unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

carved wood covered with velvet and silk, and embroidered with silk


Length: 12.75 in, Width: 5.5 in

Descriptive line

model, embroidered, 1770-1779, Spanish


Silk; Wood; Copper; Velvet


Carving; Embroidering

Subjects depicted

Roses; Tulips; Bulls; Tendrils


Embroidery; Woodwork; Ephemera

Collection code


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