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Porto Covo State Carriage

Half bodied ceremonial vehicle with two seats belonging to Joaquim da Costa Bandeira (1796-1856) 1st Viscount of Porto-Covo da Bandeira.

Porto Covo State Carriage
1
The “coupé” type body has as the main decorative motif the Viscount’s Coat of Arms painted on black background.
2
A silver frieze trims the body alongside the hood.
3
Four silver lanterns.
4
The interior is lined in a wool material with embroidered decorative embellishments in red and blue, demonstrating the importance the English placed on not using any imported materials.
5
The coachman’s seat is raised to hood level, allowing for greater visibility.

Some Facts

  • Century
  • 19th (c. 1825)
  • Vehicle
  • ceremonial
  • Work
  • English
  • Inv
  • V 0045
  • Dimensions
  • 505 x 191 x 218 cm

1 – The “coupé” type body has as the main decorative motif the Viscount’s Coat of Arms painted on black background.

2 – A silver frieze trims the body alongside the hood.

3 – Four silver lanterns.

4 – The interior is lined in a wool material with embroidered decorative embellishments in red and blue, demonstrating the importance the English placed on not using any imported materials.

5 – The coachman’s seat is raised to hood level, allowing for greater visibility.

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