‏‏‎ Coach of Cardinal João da Mota e Silva

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National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

This ceremonial vehicle belonged to Cardinal João da Mota e Silva, who was Secretary of State for King João V.

It has a closed body with a glass window and pink taffeta curtains hemmed with gilt lace. The coat of arms of the Cardinal is Surmounted by a Cardinal's hat and tassels. On the tailpiece there is a male figure with a beard. The interior is covered with crimson velvet.


  • Title: ‏‏‎ Coach of Cardinal João da Mota e Silva
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century, 1st half
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Provenance: Portugal; Royal House Fund / Casa Real Portuguesa
  • Rights: DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão
  • Medium: Wood, leather, glass, silk velvet, silk taffeta, gold gallon, brass, iron

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