This nine-passenger coach was meant for long distances and heavy loads. Although the ride was undoubtedly rough, the coach is quite elegant inside, trimmed in red velvet and decorated with lace and damask curtains. The coach's exterior was most likely painted by noted carriage painter John Burgum. One door features a peaceful seascape, but the other is decorated with a scene of an Indian attack, not doubt from the artist's imagination.


  • Title: Concord Coach
  • Creator: Abbot-Downing Company
  • Date Created: 1805/1815
  • Location: Concord, New Hampshire, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 109"h x 68"w x 129 3/4"l
  • Provenance: Gift of William Jarvis, Jr., in memory of Lucretia Jarvis, 1957
  • Subject Keywords: Concord Coach, Concord, New Hampshire, John Burgum, carriage, horse-drawn vehicle, transportation, vehicle, Abbot-Downing company, travel
  • Type: basket wagon
  • Medium: wood, metal, paint, textile

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