Wood, iron, paint
Overall: 98 x 161 x 52 in. ( 248.9 x 408.9 x 132.1 cm )
Door panels and the front and the rear of the body bear the Beekman coat-of-arms.
Gift of Gerard Beekman
With its luxurious enclosed body and accommodation for liveried driver and footman, the horse-drawn coach was the prestige vehicle of the eighteenth century. New York merchant James Beekman acquired this coach in 1771. It was the crown jewel in his fleet of carriages that already included a chaise, chariot, and phaeton. Beekman's account book records that he purchased the coach for
Donor is great-grandson of the Honorable James Beekman
Bach, Debra Schmidt. "Witness to history: Furniture and historic relics." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 162-167.
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