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Queen Maria Theresia's Carousel Carriage decorated with rich carvings and gilt

um 1740/42 , Draft: Balthasar Ferdinand Moll

 

 

Queen Maria Theresia's Carousel Carriage decorated with rich carvings and gilt

After enemy troops had been driven out of Bohemia in December 1742, Maria Theresia celebrated the victory on 2 January 1743 with a "ladies' carousel" in the Winter Riding School in which she herself and the ladies of her court danced a quadrille with horse and carriage and engaged in a contest of skill. Afterwards the ruler and her ladies rode through the streets of Vienna to offer similar entertainment to the people. Of the eight richly carved and gold-plated carriages made for this ladies carousel, only this one has been preserved. (MKR)

Location: Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien Schauhalle 2

Object data

Object Name

Wagen

Dated

um 1740/42

Dimensions

L. 390 cm, H. 140 cm, B. 148 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wagenburg

Inv. No.

Wagenburg, W 49 1

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