Seller: pwood13660 (2,186) 99.6%, Location: Sutton, Surrey, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 112197300365 3 x Original Antique Georgian Leather Covered Fitted Luggage for Horse Drawn Carriage, Very LargePlease see the photo of a carriage with the luggage fitted. Three parts of the fitted luggage fitted to a Georgian Britzschka horse drawn chariot from 1820’s I have had for many years in storage three unusually shaped fitted luggage leather covered pine trunks that look fantastic and are very rare. The trunks are a great piece of history and was obviously owned by a wealthy family in the 1820’s for long distance touring. All trunks are a bit knocked about a bit and the leather has perished and has mostly come off. The trunks have also experienced a small amount of woodworm but this is very historic and not active. The woodwork is very good and solid, dry and strong, just with a small bit of damage at the back on the middle size trunk. All hinges are broken. The luggage known as imperials, budgets and cap cases were carried on the roof, rear seat and on the front boot and would have been packed in the bedroom before being carried out to the carriage. The massive roof trunk dimensions:103cm wide x 103cm deep x 44cm high Middle size trunk dimensions:82cm wide x 50cm deep x 60cm high Small size trunk dimensions:77cm wide x 36cm deep x 54cm high The Britzschka carriage were built in the 1820s, this type of carriage was built for long distance travel and used by wealthy families when travelling at home and abroad, especially when journeying for several months at a time. Diplomats and King's messengers also used them on their expeditions and they continued to be built until the development of railways made them redundant. The chariot can carry two people and servants with a substantial amount of luggage. It was specially designed to maximise passenger comfort and to ease long distance travelling. The interior was designed to convert from seating to sleeping accommodation. The front boot (known as dormouse) opens from inside and would allow the occupants to lie full length with their legs in the boot. Light could be well regulated when travelling. During the day the calash (sunshade) fitted above the front window, could be lowered to reduce glare. In dull conditions or at night, a light could be placed outside the rear window to provide illumination for the interior. It was the servant's job to light and extinguish it from his seat. I always try and be as honest as possible when listing my items, detailing as much as I can.If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact, I am always pleased to help. Sorry, collection only and you will need a van. Check out my other items! Condition: All trunks are a bit knocked about a bit and the leather has perished and has mostly come off. The trunks have also experienced a small amount of woodworm but this is very historic and not active. The woodwork is very good and solid, dry and strong, just with a small bit of damage at the back on the middle size trunk. All hinges are broken.