Coach of the Princesses

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National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

Ceremonial carriage used by the daughters of King José I.

The carriage has a closed body with glass windows with a rocaille decoration.

The panels have decorative elements showing Venus swimming in the company of cherubs and Neptune.

In the rear of the carriage there are the Portuguese coat of arms. The interior is lined with red satin with floral decoration.


  • Title: Coach of the Princesses
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century, 3rd quarter
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 283 cmx 203 cm x 618 cm Wheels: 86/182.5 cm (diameter); 6.7/6.5 cm (thickness); Rodas: 86/182.5 cm (diâmetro); 6.7/6.5 cm (espessura)
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão
  • Medium: Wood, leather, glass, bronze, satin, silk taffeta, galloon and gold fringe, gold brass, iron

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