Rare Early Antique Fh Ayres Turned Head Extra Carved Rocking Horse Circa 1880
March 1, 2020
Sadly having to part with my beloved rocking-horse. Over twenty years with me. Extensive and painstaking restoration has revealed what is left of the original paintwork, with wonderful patination to the neck where years of childrens hands have rubbed. Some original leatherwork remains, but most is antiqued replacement, very sympathetically done. Most of one ear is missing, but was done such a long time ago I decided to leave it alone rather than have it cut about. Made by FH Ayres, the most sought after maker, and is without doubt one of the very first swing stand horses ever made. The horse has a lovely turn to the head. 40 inches to highest part of neck. Would be classed as a medium sized horse. Stand has replacement posts and cross-braces, the rest is original, along with the beautifully carved runner ends. Horse would have had saddle pommels, but I did not bother to replace these. Please note this is an ANTIQUE and piece of objet d’art, NOT a TOY. The photos don’t do it justice at all. Price is not negotiable. We are located in Norfolk, not far from Banham Zoo. The item “RARE EARLY ANTIQUE FH AYRES TURNED HEAD EXTRA CARVED ROCKING HORSE CIRCA 1880″ is in sale since Friday, February 28, 2020. This item is in the category “Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Rocking Horses”. The seller is “brynhild42″ and is located in Norwich. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Subtype: Rocking Horses
- Featured Refinements: Antique Rocking Horse