The chariot was the long distance transport for the wealthy, used for
travelling from one stately home to another. This example is around two
hundred years old and features 'C' springs carrying leather straps by which
the body is suspended. This allows for the body to move in any direction
independently of the road wheels which could bounce over ruts and stones.
The carriage was pulled by a team of horses, driven postillion fashion by a
rider on one of them. A footman would ride at the rear of the carriage.
|Acquired by the Museum:||1996 (on loan)|
|Current State:||Fully restored|
This exhibit is on loan from Ipswich Borough Museums.