Restored for Sale
Joey War Horse ~ £1500
A beautiful restored and rare rocking horse standing 44 inches high, he is a Sportiboy model by Lines Bros circa 1930. This horse was over painted with brown gloss which was carefully removed to reveal his lovely original bay colouring. He has white socks and a white blaze down his face, the original paint is worn and has some damage but overall is in excellent condition. He arrived with a saddle usually seen on the tournament model Sportiboy horses but he has no evidence of the harness they would have had, his saddle does have some repairs to it. He also has red lining on the base of his stand and the bay colour is very beautifully shaded. He has a pelham bit and double reins in the style of the war horses along with a saddle cloth of hessian type fabric. Whether he was a one off or perhaps a different model that Lines Bros did I don't know. But I do think the warhorse style suits him.
£1400 Price Reduced
A beautiful old Ayres rocking horse that had been in the same family for three generations over 90 years.
The original paint was in very good order but the shellac had degraded, no longer protecting the paint so new shellac was made to match the original colour. The old leather was regrettably beyond restoration and for the rocking horse to be ridden again it was necessary to replicate its old tack, using the original metal rosettes with new ribbon. Now ready to be ridden again he would make a fabulous horse for a child or equally would make a wonderful addition for a collector. Standing 45" high.
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