c.1895 Private European Road Coach

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Lot 215
c.1895 Private European Road Coach
Coachwork by Guiet & Co, Paris

Sold for £ 70,940 (US$ 86,934) inc. premium
c.1895 Private European Road Coach
Coachwork by Guiet & Co, Paris

Footnotes

  • Unlike England where the 'golden age of coaching' (1800 – 1830) led to the later post railway 'revival road coaches' (1880 – 1914) that ran to popular seaside resorts and spa towns. Europeans tended to develop heavier 'Private Road Coaches' such as the beautifully presented example here today. The Coach has never been used since a comprehensive Stolk restoration.

    The Coach is finished with a light orange undercarriage, seat risers, toe board and side opening rear door. The lower quarter panels, doors and elbow panel are a contrasting light green. The upper body panels and front and rear boots are black. The Coach has patent collinge oil axles with faux mail axle face plates that bear the builders name and runs on English pattern iron shod wheels.

    The passenger compartment is accessed via folding body steps and doors on either side. The doors are fitted with 'cottage style' four pane windows, these can be lowered into the window aperture and replaced with shutters that are contained within the door, the doors are upholstered in a drab colour wool cloth with pockets. Internally the seat cushions and backs are upholstered in the same drab wool cloth. The headlining is oil cloth, painted and stained in a wood effect finish. The remaining interior is fitted out with varnished oak panels and leather hat straps. Under each passenger seat there are storage boxes and the passenger seat backs are hinged to allow internal access to the front and rear boots. The front boot contains a spare set of brake blocks and secondary lamp sockets for the coach lamps. The rear boot contains new mahogany cellarets and a top glass/plate drawer. The right hand cellaret has storage for wine with provision for ice, whilst the left contains china dishes.

    Externally the Coach is 'as new'. The coach painted mahogany panels are, perfect in every respect. The rear boot door has a 'team bar' motif and the panel under the guard's seat displays the saying 'C'est Mon Plaisir'. The roof seat cushions, guard and coachman's seats are finished in plain black leather and the roof mounted seat backs are hinged. The seat straps, luggage straps and grab handles are finished in a light tan leather and a plain wicker umbrella basket is fitted to the rear near side roof seat. The foot platforms and toe board are finished with leather edged lino with protective white pyramid rubber over mats. Two spare bars are fitted to the rear of the guard's seat rail and a folding passenger ladder is mounted on the underside of the rear boot floor. The toe board is fitted with a brass clock case, complete with watch. A Coachman operated foot brake is also fitted to the toe board, this operates contracting band brakes that are fitted to the rear wheels, these are often seen on 'heavier' European style mountain coaches.


    The Coach is complete with two sets of side lamps, bearing the builders name, a toe board lamp, a pole and bars and drag shoe. Overall the Coach represents a wonderful opportunity and would be a welcome addition in road coaching classes.
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