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This carriage was commissioned by Count Grigory Orlov in 1763 by an unknown craftsman who evidently worked in St Petersburg, in the workshops of the Court Stables. In 1765 Grigory Orlov presented this vehicle to Empress Catherine II. In the 19th century it was used in almost all formal excursions during the coronation ceremonies. The panels of the body carry compositions on allegorical themes painted by Gravelot.

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The Governess Cart by Joseph Crawhall

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Les carrosses, véhicules d’apparat qui racontent l’histoire de France

Le carrosse du sacre de Charles X. Copyright RMN (Château de Versailles)Gérard Blot

Victorian: 1898 #Victorian Brougham Carriage. This carriage is a very good fossil in the evolution from carriage to motor vehicle. It encompasses both the older elegance of carriages while coming towards a more minimal design which is seen much more during the popularization of the motor vehicle.

Berline used when Napoleon married Marie-Louise-1810

Two Nerdy History Girls: A perfectly safe vehicle for 1819. Light Phaeton, from Ackermann's Repository.

The sled of 1760 was initially the property of King William 1st. It is decorated by a sculpture of Diana, the goddess of the hunt. She is accompanied by dogs on the rocker. The set is painted in gold and polychrome. The interior is lined with yellow and red velvet Florentine.

Carriages, Coaches and the Barouche Primer on assorted vehicles of Regency era.