Wagon Land Adventure : Collections
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CR 2011-029
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The Clarence is sometimes described as being midway between a Brougham and a Coach. The Clarence was introduced in London about 1840 by Messrs. Laurie and Marner, and remained in fashion as a private carriage until the 1870's. The Clarence is an extra-large Coupe, having an extended front glass, with front side windows, glass doors and a small rear glass. This is a very large Clarence with two comfortable seats in the back facing each other. This is an example of a great cut under fifth wheel gear and very nice lines for a coach of this size In addition to fine fabrics and upholstery, the interior usually included mirrors, calling-card cases, cigar cases, and, often, reading lamps. These appointments complemented the elegantly dressed ladies and gentlemen who rode in Clarences.
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