In 1882 an inventory was made of the Bishop- Count's goods and of the Chapter, in which this coach is described as "a rich coach equipped with six horses ready and capable of service". From a technical point of view, this is a berline, derived from Berlin, the city where it was invented in 1660. It was taller but also more stable than a coach the carriage was mounted on two axles instead of one and linked by a more complex system of belts which gave greater comfort, less weight and security. It belonged to the Bishop Francisco de Lemos.


  • Title: Coach
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Physical Location: Machado de Castro National Museum, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 520 cm x 185 cm x 250 cm
  • Provenance: Bishop Francisco de Lemos
  • Type: Coach
  • Rights: Photo: DGPC/ADF - Photographic Documentation Archive
  • Medium: Wood, leather and iron

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