Brougham

Pronounced "broom."

 

This is a style of carriage was first introduced in the 1830s and was similar to a chariot or coach. Really, it was more of an updated style than something altogether new and was intended to give gentlemen a more modern vehicle that was fully-enclosed, allowing for more privacy than the two-wheeled carriages that were so common among gentlemen. It was popular with the gentry as it was an ideal carriage for use in towns and cities and was one of the most popular carriages of the last half of the 19th century.

Single Brougham

A Victorian version of a chariot with space for only two front-facing passengers.

  • Seats: 2 passengers + coachman &  groom

  • Horses: 1 or 2

Double Brougham

A Victorian version of a coach with space for four passengers seated vis-à-vis (two benches that faced each other).

  • Seats: 4 passengers + coachman &  groom

  • Horses: 1 or 2