Not just any old iron: Collection of Victorian wrought-iron horse-drawn carriages set to sell for £1.5million

  • Group of 28 coaches have been amassed by a European-based collector over the past 30 years
  • An 1835 Traveling Landauer wagon that was commissioned by the Royal Mews is worth £300,000

The group of 28 coaches, which were built long before the invention of the automobile, have been amassed by a European-based collector over the past 30 years.

The pick of the group is an 1835 Traveling Landauer wagon that was commissioned by the Royal Mews worth £300,000.

A collection of Victorian wrought-iron horse-drawn carriages is to sell for an expected £1.5million. Pictured, the 1835 Traveling Landauer

The level of luxury that went into making the extravagant Traveling Landauer wagon is said to be beyond that of Rolls Royce standard of today

The extravagant coach was made by Adams & Hooper of London and used to carry King William IV on his Royal duties until his death just two years later.

The level of luxury and detail that went into making it is said to be beyond that of Rolls Royce standard of today.

And a carriage once owned by luxury champagne producers Veuve Clicquot to take clients to their vineyards is valued at £25,000.

As well as the 28 carriages, there are six children-sized coaches and more than 150 items of memorabilia, including period lamps, luggage, picnic sets, tack and photographs.

The 1892 Road Coach made by renowned coachbuilders Holland & Holland that is expected to sell for £150,000

As well as the carriages, there are six children-sized coaches and 150 memorabilia items for sale. Pictured, the 1910 German Mylord

Rob Hubbard, of London auctioneers Bonhams, said: ‘The owner is a Dutch collector but a lot of the carriages he has were made by English coachbuilders.

‘He has spent over 30 years collecting but he is now aged in his 80s and he no longer has any horses left and has decided now to pass it on to somebody else.

‘These carriages are all exceptional in quality, you rarely see them in such good condition.

‘The Royal Mews carriage is luxurious and has 50 yards of individually stitched cord. The attention to detail is beyond the Rolls Royce standard while the Veuve Clicquot carriage’s seats are made from pure silk.’

The auction takes place on March 7.

The interior of the 1880 Holland & Holland Drag, which has an estimated value of £90,000. The auction takes place on March 7

The group of 28 wrought-iron coaches that were built long before the invention of the automobile. Pictured, 1895 - 1898 Road Coach

Rob Hubbard, of London auctioneers Bonhams said the carriages are ‘exceptional in quality’. Pictured, the 1895 – 1898 Road Coach has an estimated value of £100,000
Mr Hubbard added that 'you rarely see them in such good condition'. Pictured, the 1908 Motor Buggy valued at £40,000

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