Model [Coronation State Coach]

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The model consists of: A highly ornamented gold coloured horse drawn coach. Decorated with 2 trumpet players attached at front corners, 2 winged archers at back.
8 white horses are harnessed in pairs with leather latticed saddles painted red and gold.
4 figures on horseback dressed in riding gear (Role named a 'Postilion').
17 standing figures: 7 Walking Grooms (Men wearing knee length scarlet jackets with gold trim, white britches and black riding hat and boots), 6 'Queen's Footmen (Men wearing knee length scarlet jackets with gold trim, burgundy britches and black riding hat and shoes with white stockings)', 4 'Queen's Body Guards of the Yeomen of the Guard' (Wear knee length scarlet jackets that carry the badge of the yeomen, with a white frilled collar, scarlet stockings and black shoes with a flower on, Black full brimed hat with white/blue/red flowers decorating it, all carry a spear with red shaft, and gold 3 pointed tip aka a Wilkinson sword).

The primary composition material appears to be painted plaster, with painted leather and cloth accessories and various metal attachments.
Brief History
This model was one of 7 made after the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It is a replica of the Gold State Coach which was used during Queen Elizabeth's Coronation. It was displayed at the Queen Street department store, Milne and Choyce Limited, and presented by them to MOTAT in 1964.
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Model [Coronation State Coach], 1964.117. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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