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Vehicle with no wheels transported by two mules harnessed to poles fixed to the body’s side panels.

The body contains two seats facing each other and is painted green, with a black leather hood sporting four bronze knobs. The panels, displaying mythological scenes are adorned with a frieze of volutes and shells. On the back panels is the Coat of Arms of the owner.

It belonged to the Melos, Alvins, Velhos and Carrilhos family.

Details

  • Title: Litter
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Provenance: Portugal /Lisbon; Royal House Fund / Ancient Museum Fund; Casa Real Portuguesa / Fundo Antigo do Museu
  • Rights: DGPC-MC - Henrique Ruas
  • Medium: Wood, bronze, iron, leather, glass, damask silk

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