Elegant Chariot

Original price was: £25.00.Current price is: £17.50.

Published 1962 © Hugh Evelyn Limited; artist Alan Osbahr;
c. 34 x 24 cm (13″ x 9″) on high white matt cardstock of 115 g/m²;
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Chariots are, generally, finished handsomer than Coaches, and form a material part in all grand processions, the elegance of them lies principally in the carved and gilt  ornaments to the carriage part, with rich and fanciful paintings to the body, and the  insides lined with velvet, and bordered with silk trimmings, tassels, &c. the value of such a  carriage can only be ascertained by the builder whose fancy ought not to be restricted, but  when limited to a certain price; the representation is rather out of the common style, and is  built on the principle of a state Carriage, but more exactly answers the description of a Chariot  for the hot countries, being light and airy for that purpose; it being represented finished in a  superior manner, does not imply a necessity for all to be so that are built for the Indies, as  they may be finished with conveniences suitable to the place, but in as plain a manner as any  other carriage, excepting only the necessity for side and back lights for the advantage of air;  from £100 to £200 for carving and gilding above what is here stated, a very elegant Carriage  may be found built. 

The Carriage is a Crane neck with double bowed Cranes, and long Sweeped fore ends to ditto, o11 which the Iron Coach-box is fixed, a raised hind end on handsome short Blocks, with foot­ man cushion plated at the top and bottom, and extra handsome carved hind standards, patent Wheels with Moulded fellies, new pattern Cylinder, Axletrees and Boxes, the Body with side Lights and a divided back Light, with plate glasses and Venetian blinds lined with Morocco, trimmed, with silk crest Lace, handsome Festoon Curtains, with side Drapery to all the Lights, a sliding seat Box, a Wilton Carpet, and Treble folding steps. The Hammer Cloth, a second cloth trimmed with a top and bottom row of narrow, and one row or broad 4-inch lace, with Silk embroidered arms in the middle, a top and bottom row of 7-inch Fringe, over which Silk Drapery in Festoons is placed, Double footman Holders of Lace 3! i11chcs wide, with handsome Tassels. The Plating with silver, a broad 5-8th moulding round the pannels, the corners, pillars and sides of the doors, a 3-8th of an inch moulding all round the door, the front and back Lights, a pair of handsome Ornamented Head Plates; the Body Loops Plated overall outside surface, the Check brace Rings, the Worm Springs, the out and inside wheel hoops and pole hook plated. The Painting has the mouldings Gilt or Silvered, and picked out three Colours, the Body is ornamented with a Border all round the Framing on the Pannels or the middling kind 5 inches wide with a large rich Mantle, with the Arms and Crest within, on the side and ends; a high varnished Body, an Oil Varnished Carriage. The Main and Check Braces with whole Buckles and a pair of Worm springs plated, a set of point strips, French Pole Pieces with plated Buckles. First charge for a crane neck post-chaise £107 2s 6d. [William Fenton, 1789]

First charge for a crane neck post-chaise£10726
Double Bow Cranes2156
Additional sweeped up fore end to Cranes330
An Iron Coach-box fixed on the Cranes1000
A raised hind End with handsome short blocks300
A footman Cushion, plated top and Bottom with hind standards6180
Extra Ornaments to ditto500
Patent Wheels with moulded Fellies3190
The Boa) with round Sides100
Two side, and one back divided Light9150
Lined with Morocco Leather600
Silk Crest Lace for the Trimmings500
Extra for the small seaming Laces being of Silk2126
Two sets of festoon curtains with side drapery770
Venetian blinds in lieu of shutters2150
An extra set of Venetian blinds for the side and back lights4100
A set of glasses and frames for ditto550
Four extra holders for glasses280
Treble folding steps200
A hammer-cloth as described17170
Double inch lace footman’s holders240
Seventy feet of 5-8th plated moulding9126
Fifty-six feet of 3-8th ditto4180
Two Scroll, and two tip ornaments of silver0140
Two handsome head plates of silver embossed280
The hind body loops, on the whole outside surface, plated3136
The fore ditto, ditto220
Four check brace rings ditto0160
A set cy’ worm springs ditto6100
The inside and outside wheel hoops ditto1060
A plated pole hook ditto220
The mouldings gilt and picked out, three colours, and otherways ornamented500
Fifteen feet of a middling ornamented border 4 inches wide, all round the pannel framings13100
The arms and crests on the side pannels in large rich mantles, with coronets600
High varnished pannels440
The carriage varnished after painting0150
Whole buckles to the main and check braces0100
A set of point straps with plated buckles080
French pole pieces with ditto0120

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Dimensions 38 × 25.5 cm