If you’re on the West Coast this winter — in or near San Francisco, to be precise — you may want to check out the new exhibit at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum.

“Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts” opened last month and continues through April 8, 2012. It looks like a sumptuous, splendid, be-jewelled trip through history. And it includes a highly decorated silver carriage, which was built in 1915.

You can see highlights of the entire exhibit here …

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… and a video of the installation of the carriage itself here:

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(As usual, if the embedded videos won’t work on your computer, you can access them directly on YouTube here and here.)