Benjamin Franklin in his sedan chair
Sedan chair made for Queen Maria Luisa of Parma circa 1795
A late 18th century French sedan chair - click here to see the inside
By 1726 there were 400 sedan chairs registered in London. They were used in Edinburgh until the 1860's.
Above is a modern day Chinese sedan chair, traditionally used to carry a bride to her wedding. There is also a foundation in Hong Kong that raises money through their Sedan Chair Charities Fund and annual sedan chair races. Come to that, there are even sedan chair races still going on in England.
You can see examples of sedan chairs in museums throughout Great Britain:
From the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery
From the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
From the Museum of Leathercraft
From the Victoria and Albert Museum
And coming full circle, the sedan chair of Queen Hetepheres from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo