Horse & Carriage
This particular miniature black rococo-style horse drawn coach driven by a coachman, was utilized by the Kansas City Repertory Theatre as a stage prop. The coach is black with ornate gold embellishments, fixed head, doors, and windows. The exterior is replete with four brass carriage lanterns and a gold leaf undercarriage. The coachman is wearing simple grey livery with white socks and black shoes. He commands the coach comfortably from a tufted gold cushion. Four stunning smoky grulla grey articulated horses pull the carriage. They are outfitted with striking single white ostrich feather bridle plumes, regal brass bridles, and decorative brasses. This sculpture is a real piece of Kansas City history. Large enclosed 4-wheeled horse-drawn coaches were known in the day as “Kings of the Road.” They were pulled by at least 4 horses and seated 4-6 passengers in two seats facing each other. This type of carriage was intended for long-distance travel and could reach speeds of approximately 7 miles an hour.