‏‏‎ Crown Coach

Unknown author

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

Ceremonial vehicle. First coach built by King João V for an embassy. It was part of the procession that the King of Portugal send to the court of Louis XIV having has Ambassador the Count of Ribeira Grande. It was used by the King after its return to Portugal.

The exterior profusely decorated with carving displays in the four lower panels images representing the continents and in the main panels , shields, bearing the Royal Coat of Arms.

In the interior stands out the floor covered in tortoiseshell and bronze cut, in the technique of André-Charles Boulle (1642-1732).


  • Title: ‏‏‎ Crown Coach
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century, 1st quarter
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: France, Paris
  • Physical Dimensions: 373 cm x 217 cm x 713 cm Wheels: 88/178 cm (diameter); 6.5 cm (thickness); Rodas: 88/178 cm (diâmetro); 6.5 cm (espessura)
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Luisa Oliveira, José Paulo Ruas, Thales Leite; DGPC/MNC - Pedro Beltrão
  • Medium: Wood, leather, bronze, copper, iron, glass, turtle, silks, silk velvet

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