Landau

Landau

The landau was a popular and convenient style of carriage, as it could be converted from a closed-top to open-air vehicle. The vehicle top has two leather folding heads, each with its own hinged supports. The heads can be lowered to create an open top vehicle, or locked together to create a secure, closed-body carriage.

This particular landau is build with a sefton style body, meaning that the bottom line is one continuous curve. The body is painted black, with no striping and a monogram on the door. The wheels and gear are also black, with a single broad, red strip and narrowing tallow stripe on either side. The interior trim is black wool, with plain geometric coachlace. The driver’s seat is also trimmed in black, with a vermillion stripe on the outside of the driver’s footboard. This vehicle includes provisions for sway straps in the front and rear. This landau is also attributed to Brewster & Co., although the serial number is unknown.