ROCKING HORSE FOR SALE
This is a fully restored Victorian Ayres rocking horse - these were the 'Rolls Royce' of horses, but this one had been ruined by a string of bad restorations when we acquired it at auction, so that the only option for Alan was to give it a full restoration.
He used to work as a full time rocking horse maker and restorer and worked on dozens of original horses and hundreds of restorations over the years. Unfortunately, serious health problems have meant that he can no longer undertake this kind of work, so this will be the last restoration he will do - and it took him many many months of slow and painstaking work, working on it only an hour or two each day. (The rest of the time, he sits and paints pictures and paperweights!)
This is a very beautiful, medium sized, genuine antique horse, with horsehair mane and tail, traditional gesso covering, hand dappling, a beautiful wooden stand and hand made saddlery, complete with real stirrups. The measurements are as follows:
Length of stand: 52 inches.
Width of stand: 15 inches
Height to saddle: 30 inches
Height to head: 38 inches
Nose to tail: 29 inches.
The horse is now for sale for £950 but you should be able to arrange for transport from Alan's studio, here in the West of Scotland. It can be detatched from its stand for transport, and can easily fit into the back of an average hatchback - it fits into our own Qashqai with ease. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information or to arrange a viewing.