Cesar Sala19th century, 2nd half

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

A city vehicle offered by King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy to his daughter Queen D. Maria Pia wife of King D. Luis I.

The armillary sphere is proof that this carriage was then used by the Presidency of the Republic.

The body of the carriage is painted in black and has five windows. The sober exterior contrasts with its rich interior with furnishings in pearl silk and capitonné.

The driver’s seat has a hand-break.


  • Title: Clarence
  • Creator: Cesar Sala
  • Date Created: 19th century, 2nd half
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Italy, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 210 cm x 185 cm x 380 cm
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão
  • Medium: Wood, iron, cloth, glass

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