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Victorian Rocking Horse

accessories ARH006

56" x 18-3/8" x 47-1/2"

list price: $3,750.00
your price: $3,000.00
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- rich mahogany, hand carved and hand built iconic rocking horse;
- hand made leather saddle, bridle and tack;
- mahogany base with classic Victorian style safety swing arms;
- all details, carving, dimensions, construction, even the composition of the various wood parts are exactly after the specifications of original British playroom horses from the end of the 19th C.;
- swing irons in nickel plated steel, all other hardware solid brass;
- solid plantation grown mature mahogany;
- bridle leather gear, tack, reins and sling;
- hand made miniature size leather saddle and all other leather gear;
- leather sling locked in place, bolted down;
- hand blown glass eyes;
- each comes with a numbered plaque;
- brass stirrups;

Younger sons born into nobility or the gentry were often sent to serve at the Royal Court as pages of honor. Part of their education was learning tournament jousting. The master-at-arms used wooden horses mounted on swings to teach skills with sword and lance.

This wooden horse evolved over time into the classic rocking horse. No upper class children’s playroom was without one. Some were mounted on oval wood rockers, others on a 'safety' stand, where steel swings allowed for greater movement on a stationary base.

Our iconic rocking horse is a full-sized reproduction of originals dating back to the 19th C. Victorian rocking horse is hand carved in top quality mahogany. Hand made saddle and tack of real bridle leather. The expert skills of wood carvers, cabinetmakers, and saddlers are evident. Hand finished in a warm and glowing French-style varnish, slightly distressed to make it look somewhat aged. A timeless treasure and a dream-toy for both boys and girls. Imagine its value in 50 or 100 years!

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