Snooke's Sedan Chair

Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum has an 18th-century Sedan chair, acquired as a gift in 1955 from Mrs Treseder-Griffin and her sister, greatgreat granddaughters of the original owner, William Snooke 1730-1799 who lived at Bourton-on-the Water.
In his diaries he mentions,
'Mrs Beddows first event out since her lying-in. She had our sedan chair.' (14th February 1768)
'Visited Mr and Mrs Raymonde. Mrs Snooke came home in the sedan.' (19th September 1768)
This particular chair was privately owned, as opposed to those available for public hire. It is made of black leather, with green damask cushions and curtains. The carrying poles are missing, but all the internal fittings are original, including the adjustable seat. It was probably made in London, or could have been copied from a London chair by a local coach maker.
Did Beddome ever get a ride in it one wonders?


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161.  Crompton, William, 1599?-1642 An useful tractate to further Christians of these dangerous and back-sliding times, in …. the duty of prayer
162. Anon The band of love: : or, The humble confessions, sincere professions …
163. Camfield, Benjamin 1638-1693 A theological discourse of angels, and their ministries
164. Kidder, Richard, 1633-1703 A demonstratio of the Messias
165. Eyre, William, 1612 or 1613-1670 Vindiciae justificationis gratuitae (Justification without conditions)
166.  Church, Hen. (Henry) fl. The good mans treasury, or, A treatise wherein severall heads of divinity are handled…
167. Fleming, Robert, 1630-1694 The faithfulness of God, considered and cleared in the great events of his word
168. Mayhew, R. (Richard) Eschatos echthros or The death of death in the death of Christ
169.  Powell, Vavasor, 1617-1670 Saving faith set forth in three dialogues or Conferences
169 (c). Powell, Vavasor 1617-1670 God the father glorified and the worke of mens redemption, and salvation finished by Jesus
170. Tombes, John, 1603?-1676 Anti-paedobaptism or The third part


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151. Lukin, H. (Henry), 1628-1719 An introduction to the Holy Scripture, containing the several tropes, figures, etc
152.  Ames, William, 1576-1633 The godly man's ark: or city of refuge in the day of his distress
153(a). Watson, Thomas, -1686 The saints delight (plus meditation)
153(b). Watson, Thomas, d. 1686 The upright mans character and crown
154. Leigh, Edward, 1602-1671 A treatise of the divine promises
155. Davenport, John, 1597-1670 The power of Congregational Churches asserted and vindicated
156(a). Wolleb, Johannes, 1586-1629 Compendium theologiae Christianae
156(b). Carleton, George, 1559-1628 Suffragium collegiale theologorum Magnae Britanniae
157. Taylor, Thomas 1576-1632 Christs victorie over the Dragon: or, Satans downfall
158.  Taylor, Thomas, 1624 or 5-1700 Jacob wrestling with God and prevailing             
159(a).  Rider, Cardanus 1781 Rider's British Merlin: ... 1781?
159(b).  Royal Kalendar A new edition, corrected to the 8th of February, of The royal Kalendar?
160.  Ames, William, 1576-1633 Guiliel Amesii Medulla theologica?


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139. Mauduit, Isaac, 1662 or 3 Methodus evangelica : or, a modest essay upon the true scriptural-rational way of preaching
140. Chauncy, Charles, 1705-1787 Seasonable thoughts on the state of religion in New-England
141. Blackwell, Thomas, 1701-1757 A catalogue of books newly printed for, and sold... at the Bible in Newgate-Street.
141. Marshall, Joseph, fl. 1770 A Treatise of the Institution, Right Administration and Receiving of the Sacrament
142. Vines, Richard, 1600?-1655/6 Grace: the truth and growth and different degrees thereof
143. Baxter, Richard, 1615-1691 The divine life: in three treatises
144. Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Three treatises of The vanity of the creature
145. Love, Christopher, 1618-1651 The dividing of the hooff: or Seeming Contradictions throughout Sacred Scriptures, etc
146. ???
147. Streat, William, 1600?-1666/9 Additional annotations to the NT
148. Phelpes, Charles A commentary, or, An exposition with notes on the five first chapters of the Revelation
149(a).  Mead, Matthew, 1630?-1699 The good of early obedience Bed
149(b). Heywood, Oliver, 1629-1702 The sure mercies of David Bed
149(c). Hickman, Henry, -1692 The believers duty towards the Spirit, and the Spirits office towards believers
150. Gunter, Edmund, 1581-1626 The Works of Edmund Gunter

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130. Case, Thomas, 1598-1682 Correction, instruction or A treatise of afflictions
131. Ball, John, 1585-1640 A short treatise containing all the principal grounds of Christian religion 132. Sedgwick, William, 1609 or 1610-1669?
133(1).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Joy in the Lord
133(2).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Sions praises
133(3).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The comfort and crown of great actions
133(4).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The rich mans charge
133(5).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The brand pluck'd out of the fire Bed
133(6).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Gods fidelity, the Churches safety
133(7).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The misery of a deserted people
133(8).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The meanes and method of healing in the Church
133(9).  Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 The Churches triumph over death
133(10). Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Preaching of Christ
133(11). Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 A sermon preached before the king, upon the twenty eighth of March 1669
133(12). Reynolds, Edward, 1599-1676 Orders from the Lord of Hostes, for regulating the hostes of the Lord
134(a). Shower, John 1657-1715 Family religion in three letters to a friend
134(b). Shower, John 1657-1715 A discourse of tempting Christ Bed
134(c). Calamy, Edmund 1600-1666 The godly man's ark or city of refuge in the day of his distress 135. Gurnall, William, 1617-1679 The Christians labour and reward
136. Shower, John, 1657-1715 Serious reflections on time and eternity
137. Rochester, John Wilmot, Earl of, 1647-1680. Rome rhymed to death
138. Owen, John, 1616-1683 A brief declaration and vindication of the doctrine of the Trinity Bed 139.  Mauduit, Isaac, 1662 or 3 Methodus evangelica or, a modest essay upon the true scriptural-rational way of preaching
140. Chauncy, Charles, 1705-1787 Seasonable thoughts on the state of religion in New-England

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120. A. S. (Gent) The gentleman's complete jockey
121. Lye, Thomas, 1621-1684 An explanation of the shorter catechism
122. Cotton, John, 1584-1652 A treatise of the covenant of grace
123(a). Hobson, Paul A discoverie of truth: Presented to the sonnes of truth in answer to two letters
123(b). Hobson, Paul Practicall divinity or A helpe to leade men more to looke within themselves … 123(c). Collier, Thomas, fl. 1691 The marrow of Christianity
124. Goodwin, John, 1594?-1665 The returne of mercies or The saints advantage by losses
125. Hooker, Thomas, 1586-1647 Hooker's miscellanies (5 works)
126. Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645 Hugo Grotius De veritate religionis Christianae
127. Taylor, Thomas, 1576-1632 Regula vitae, the rule of the law under the gospel
128. Grotius, Hugo, 1583-1645 Defensio fidei Catholicæ de satisfactione Christi, adversus Faustum Socinum Senensem
129. Hibbert, Henry, 1601 or 02-1678 Waters of Marah: Drawn forth in two funerall sermons
130. Case, Thomas, 1598-1682 Correction, instruction or A treatise of afflictions

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111. Ball, John, 1585-1640 A treatise touching falling from grace
112. (4 vols)  Case, Thomas, 1598-1682 A short treatise, contayning all the principall grounds of Christian religion
113. Byfield, Nicholas, 1579-1622 An exposition vpon the Epistle to the Colossians
114. Attersoll, William -1614 A commentarie upon the fourth booke of Moses, called Numbers
115. Attersoll, William -1614 A commentarie upon the epistle of Saint Paule to Philemon
116. Roberts, Francis 1609-1675 Clavis Bibliorum: The key of the Bible
118. Sibbes, Richard 1577-1635 The saints comforts (Ps 130)
119. Venning, Ralph, 1621?-1674. Things worth thinking on; or, Helps to piety
120.  A. S. (Gent) The gentleman's complete jockey