This carriage takes a special place in Kremlin Museum collection because it belonged to Queen Ekaterina II and was presented to her by personal friend - Prince Orloff. This royal carriage was manufactured in England in the middle of 1870th by special order of Prince Orloff. It is one of a kind in the whole world! Decor is typical for transitional period from Rococo to classical style of carriages, manufactured in England at that time.
This particular carriage stands alone of others because of uniqueness of its shape designed in style of Italian gondola. Carriage does not have doors. Instead, it has opening up front part of the carriage's body. The coach's interior lined with Persian velvet with images of ancient goddesses Amphitricha and Fortuna. On the back wall image of Apollo among Muses lavishly adorned with such works as skillfully executed carvings. Magnificent, hand crafted wooden eagles in the front of the carriage are an original set which prince Orloff ordered, but hand crafted wood statures of solders with swords were added and curved by Russian craftsmen latter. All wooden carvings are heavily covered with gold and create impression of a real metal, although pompously decorated with Rococo laurel leaves, Renaissance scrolling rocaille, still appear light and graceful.
This carriage was certainly a technical masterpiece - a Lamborghini of its time. It was favored by Ekaterina II and her successors throughout the 19th century.Trevi accepts orders to manufacture in real size museum quality replicas of this unique carriage. Please, call 1-312-324-0203 for details.