Carriage FAQs:


Q: Is a carriage a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn?

A: Yes, litters and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles.

Q: Was a carriage only in part based on practicality and performance?

A: Yes, it was also a status statement and subject to changing fashions.

Q: Is a carriage suspended from the collars of the harness by a bar called the yoke?

A: Yes.

Q: Were carriages a mark of status?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a carriage a coach house?

A: Yes, and which was often combined with accommodation for a groom or other servants.

Q: Was a carriage designed and innovated in Hungary?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a carriage the chariot?

A: Yes, and reaching Mesopotamia as early as 1900 BCE.

Q: Was a carriage a coachman?

A: Yes.

Q: Were carriages largely used by royalty?

A: Yes, and aristocrats , and could be elaborately decorated and gilded.

Q: Are carriages made purely for competition by companies such as Bennington Carriages?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a carriage especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance?

A: Yes, though some are also used to transport goods.

Q: Were carriages on four wheels often and were pulled by two to four horses depending on how they were decorated?

A: Yes, Wood and iron were the primary requirements needed to build a carriage and carriages that were used by non-royalty were covered by plain leather.

Q: Was a carriage driven by a rider on the horse?

A: Yes.

Q: Are carriages still used for day-to-day transport in the United States by some minority groups such as the Amish?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a carriage sometimes called a team, as in "horse and team"?

A: Yes, A carriage with its horse is a rig.

Q: Were carriages on two or 3 wheels?

A: Yes, the chariot, rocking carriage, and baby carriage are two examples of carriages which pre-date the pageant wagon.

Q: Are carriages a cavalcade?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a carriage called limbers in English dialect?

A: Yes.

Q: Was a carriage typically a four-wheeled wagon type?

A: Yes, and with a rounded top similar in appearance to the Conestoga Wagon familiar from the USA.

Q: Was a carriage the invention of the suspended carriage or the chariot branlant?

A: Yes, The 'chariot branlant' of medieval illustrations was suspended by chains rather than leather straps as had been believed.

Q: Was a carriage the pageant wagon of the 14th century?

A: Yes.

Q: Were carriages made lighter and needed only one horse to haul the carriage?

A: Yes.