Two-seater gala litter

early 18th century



Two-seater gala litter

Until the coming of the railway, mule litters were popular and secure travel vehicles. Upholstered in red leather and with gold-plated nails, this festive travel litter of the Vienna court was mainly used to transport the archduke's hat between the abbey of Klosterneuburg and St. Stephen's in Vienna for the ceremony of paying homage to the heir. It was carried by two mules. (MKR)

Location: Kaiserliche Wagenburg Wien Schauhalle 1

Object data

Object Name



early 18th century


L. 545 cm, H. 158 cm, B. 88 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Wagenburg

Inv. No.

Wagenburg, W 90 1

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