An "Elegant Chariot" from Felton's "Treatise on Carriages etc." (1797)

An "Elegant Chariot" from Felton's "Treatise on Carriages etc." (1797)

Chromolithograph (French trading card) depicting a coach of Louis XV's time

Chromolithograph (French trading card) depicting a coach of Louis XV's time

A Berlin (or Berline) carriage was a type of covered, fast and light, four-wheeled, travelling carriage with two interior seats and a separate hooded rear seat for a footman, detached from the body. It had a distinctive two-perch running gear and thoroughbrace suspension, with the body hung high between the perches by shafts to leather braces. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_%28carriage%29

A Berlin (or Berline) carriage was a type of covered, fast and light, four-wheeled, travelling carriage with two interior seats and a separate hooded rear seat for a footman, detached from the body. It had a distinctive two-perch running gear and thoroughbrace suspension, with the body hung high between the perches by shafts to leather braces. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_%28carriage%29

1815-20 ca. Traveling chariot. How and Shanks.  Painted wood body with blue wool and silk upholstery and four iron shod wheels. nationaltrustcoll...

1815-20 ca. Traveling chariot. How and Shanks. Painted wood body with blue wool and silk upholstery and four iron shod wheels. nationaltrustcoll...

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