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The Carriage of the Marquis of Llanera

The Carriage of the Marquis of Llanera

Inv. No. CE3/01513

This Empire style carriage belonged to the Marquis of Llanera and his family and was donated to the museum in 1994 by their descendents.

It is a Berlin, like the Carriage of the Nymphs, with French-style, curved metal shafts. The carriage body has eight trapezoid windows bordered with stylized flowers and leaves.

The lower part of the carriage body is decorated with thin vertical stripes bearing floral motifs.

The underneath of the windows features a floral border and medallions painted in grisaille. At the start of the 20th century, the doors and the front and back panels were painted over with four scenes of children in a garden dressed in 18th century clothing. They represent the Marquis of Llanera’s daughters and some nephews from the Zaforteza family of Palma de Mallorca. The scenes were painted by Manuel Garciá Más, breaking away from the simplicity and elegance of the original design.

The straight lines and lightness of the decoration contrast with the Baroque style of the Carriage of the Nymphs. This design dates the carriage to the first quarter of the 19th century.

Item displayed in the Courtyard, ground floor.

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