This classic Victorian Rocking Horse was seen in every upper class children’s playroom. Some were mounted on oval wood rockers and others on a ‘safety’ stand. So, that the steel swings allowed for greater movement on a stationary base. Our iconic Victorian Rocking Horse is a full-sized reproduction of originals dating back to the 19th C. Hand carved in top quality mahogany with a hand made saddle and tack of real bridle leather. The expert skills of wood carvers, cabinetmakers, and saddlers are evident. It’s 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. So, imagine its value in 50 year.
Its hand blown glass eyes and woven mane and tail are final reminders of the attention to detail that make this exquisite rocking horse a true work of art. While, Its stationary base is made from plantation grown mahogany wood and stained deep brown and ebony to provide a subtle contrast to the horse itself. Artisans painstakingly matched the color and grain of the wood to ensure a seamless beauty from head to hooves. Its wooden body is finished in a warm French varnish and distressed to give it a more vintage, aged appearance. So, this child’s “toy” is imbued with all the elegance expected of the British aristocracy.