Sedan chair

A conveyance, consisting of a light chair supported on two long poles, so that it may be carried at shoulder height by two bearers. A sedan is often covered with a canopy to keep the sun and rain off the passenger, and is sometimes enclosed in curtains or screens. The sedan chair emerges in the Classical Period and persists into the Decadent Period.

Sedan chairs are the taxicabs of Gehennese cities, there being no horses to pull hansoms or carriages, and bicycle wheels for rickshaws being wanting.

See also palanquin and kaga.

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