Sedan chair

Unknown author19th century, 2nd quarter

National Coach Museum

National Coach Museum
Lisbon, Portugal

Transport without wheels. Carried by 2 or four footmen, with the help of leather straps suspended from their shoulders, using two removable poles, fixed onto two lateral metal supports.

The body contained only one seat upholstered in black leather and has two very wide windows on the sides and another on the door decorated with brass frames. The door opens in the front and the hood can be removed.

The windowns have red taffeta silk curtains. The interior is upholstered in embroidered raw satin with large floral motifs.

It belonged to Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st Count of Farrobo.


  • Title: Sedan chair
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 19th century, 2nd quarter
  • Location: Lisbon. Portugal. National Coach Museum
  • Location Created: Portugal
  • Physical Dimensions: 162 cm x 73 cm x 234/89 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase / Compra
  • Rights: DGPC-MC - Nuno Fevereiro
  • Medium: Wood, bronze, satin, silk taffeta, leather, glass, gold fringe

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