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Catalog Number 1975.236.010
Description c. 1890s Brougham Carriage seats four passengers and has a hardwood body, enclosed doors, windows, curtains and upholstered floor coverings intact. Seats face opposite each other. Driver seat outside. Elaborate silver door latches, black upper body, dark green bottom panesl with yellow striping. Interior silk and leather. Exterior is painted black with a green undercarriage. There is ornate woodwork on axels. Interior walls are lined with tufted upholstery. Small round 'porthole' window in back.
Object Name Carriage
Collection 3D - Land Transportation Tools & Equipment
Title c. 1890s Brougham Carriage
Date c. 1890s
Creator Unknown
Provenance From the Holbrook-Palmer Collection of the Town of Atherton.
Notes 6/3/09 Erik Jensen, Member of National Carriage Association. Studebaker Brougham; silver door handles; c. 1890s. Black upper body, green under carriage; evening vehicle; sedge seat for driver

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brougham_(carriage)] A brougham (pronounced "broom" or "brohm") was a light, four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage built in the 19th century.[1] It was either invented for Scottish jurist Lord Brougham or simply made fashionable by his example. It had an enclosed body with two doors, like the rear section of a coach; it sat two, sometimes with an extra pair of fold-away seats in the front corners, and with a box seat in front for the driver and a footman or passenger. Unlike a coach, the carriage had a glazed front window, so that the occupants could see forward. The forewheels were capable of turning sharply. A variant, called a brougham-landaulet, had a top collapsible from the rear doors backward.[2]
In 19th-century London, broughams previously owned and used as private carriages were commonly sold off for use as hackney carriages, often displaying painted-over traces of the previous owner's coat of arms on the carriage doors.
The special characteristics of the brougham bear a distinct similarity to the London Public Carriage Office's "Conditions of Fitness" for a vehicle intending to be licenced as a taxi cab.

This carriage currently in storage and not available for viewing.
Dimensions H-80 W-67 D-135 inches
Search Terms Holbrook-Palmer
Carriage
Atherton
Carriages
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Subjects Carriages & coaches
Taxicabs
Transportation
People Holbrook-Palmer, Olive