Stunning f. H. Ayres Extra Carved a large 48" high on a heavy cross piece stand. Circa 1880 this horse was completely restored 2 years ago, hes a big chunky horse that sits low on the stad and rocks beautifuly. With original huge glass eyes and wonderful muscle carving and a detailed face including a tongue, he's a beautiful antique horse to tresure.
An 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 48" high.
Willow ~ Reserved
A beautiful antique rocking horse standing 40 inches high by an unknown maker, I've seen several of these horses but the name of the maker remains a mystery. She's extra carved meaning her neck and face have more detailed carving. She has her original glass eyes and has had extensive professional restoration. The stand is new and rocks beautifully. Willow has a grey mane and tail in real horse hair and has been painted a realistic dapple grey. The miniature tack is hand made removable in leather by a master saddler. This is just like a brand new horse but with the beautiful carving and character of an antique.
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