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)
L. 390 cm, H. 140 cm, B. 148 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wagenburg
Wagenburg, W 49 1
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