The State Coach is occasionally on display at the National Trust's Mount Stewart estate, County Down, former seat of the Marquesses of Londonderry.
A new coach-house was made for the coach, which used to be based at the family's grand town residence, Londonderry House, Park Lane, London.
The coach - or chariot - is exquisite in its detail and manufacture.
The Londonderry coat-of-arms, crests and coronets adorn it.
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The walls of the coach-house tell its story: it only seems to have been used on state occasions.
The coach is on loan from the present Marquess.
First published in 2010.