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Carved and gilded Carousel Sleigh

um 1740/50 , Draft: Balthasar Ferdinand Moll (?)

 

 

Carved and gilded Carousel Sleigh

The completely gold-plated one-seater sleigh is an outstanding example of the pinnacle of baroque sleigh tradition in central Europe. The wood-carved, shell-shaped body is solidly fixed to the richly sculptured undercarriage. The runners and supports are so covered with high-quality artistically carved ornaments that their technical function can hardly be recognised anymore and the shell-shaped seat must have appeared to float above the rocailles. (MKR)

Location: Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien Schauhalle 2

Object data

Object Name

Schlitten

Dated

um 1740/50

Dimensions

L. 330 cm, H. 125 cm, B. 100 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wagenburg

Inv. No.

Wagenburg, W 81 1

IGS - Vergoldeter Karussellschlitten - Moll Balthasar

OESG - Vergoldeter Karussellschlitten - Moll Balthasar

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