National Coach Museum

The Collection


Patriarchs Coach

Ceremonial vehicle built for the Portuguese Royal House and used, in the late 18th century, by the Patriarchs of Lisbon.

Patriarchs Coach
1
Its body is closed and has glass windows and a black leather hood.
2
The paintings maintained their original decoration, except for the door panels, on which the Coat of Arms of the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon D. Manuel Bento Rodrigues, was painted.
3
On the side panels, are the images of Fame, Charity, Truth, Justice, Hope and Knowledge, and on the lower side panels, the four continents.
4
On the top panel of the rear side, is the image of Harmony, crowned by Fame.
5
The drophead and coachman’s seat are supported by two Atlas figures.
6
The suspension springs are covered by a bronze plaque with images of reclined female figures.
7
The interior is upholstered with red and gold velvet brocade.

Some Facts

  • Century
  • 17th
  • Vehicle
  • ceremonial
  • Work
  • French
  • Inv
  • V 0004
  • Dimensions
  • 575 x 207 x 275 cm

1 – Its body is closed and has glass windows and a black leather hood.

2 – The paintings maintained their original decoration, except for the door panels, on which the Coat of Arms of the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon D. Manuel Bento Rodrigues, was painted.

3 – On the side panels, are the images of Fame, Charity, Truth, Justice, Hope and Knowledge, and on the lower side panels, the four continents.

4 – On the top panel of the rear side, is the image of Harmony, crowned by Fame.

5 – The drophead and coachman’s seat are supported by two Atlas figures.

6 – The suspension springs are covered by a bronze plaque with images of reclined female figures.

7 – The interior is upholstered with red and gold velvet brocade.

Coaches

Continue exploring:
link coche-dos-patriarcas
imagem Patriarchs Coach
Patriarchs Coach
Séc. XVII
link coche-de-filipe-ii
imagem Coach of Filipe II
Coach of Filipe II
Séc. XVI - XVII
link coche-de-d-pedro-ii
imagem Coach of King Pedro II
Coach of King Pedro II
Séc. XVII