Especially popular carriages in the late 18th and early 19th century but were only for the wealthy as they were expensive to buy and maintain. It’s very similar to a cabriolet in design and use, though the main difference is that it is intended to be driven by a pair of horses (rather than the gig’s single or tandem horse). That gives the curricle more power and more cost as it was more costly to get a pair of matching horses. It had a foldable head that covered the passengers.
Seats: 2 passengers + 1 groom