© DRAC-CRMH Languedoc-Roussillon / Jackie Estimbre

Mail-phaeton, by Baptiste Thomas, coach builder in Paris. Circa 1850.
Carriage classified as historical monument

A luxury-made phaeton with a flat-bottom body without wheel crossing set on shafted mail suspension with straight square-shaped springs at the front and telegraph springs on the back. "...highly fashionable among those who enjoy driving themselves."
(Le Journal des Haras, t. I, 1828).