"Her ladyship's carriage was a barouche, and did not hold more than four with any comfort."

A type of carriage, the barouche was a stately horse-drawn vehicle with a top that could be taken down or put up depending on the weather or moods of the occupants. 

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Typically seating four people, on two seats facing each other, a barouche like Lady Dalrymple's would have been an essential form of fashionable and elegant transportation.