F.H. Ayres Rocking Horse
This is a handsome sized F.H. Ayres dapple
grey rocking horse from the Victorian or Edwardian era
and would have been made in London in the late 19th
century or early 20th century. It is guaranteed to be
an original Ayres rocking horse.
In a recent professional restoration,
the horse has been fully restored structurally and
has been painted, dappled and finished in the typical
style of the period. To enhance the aged appearance,
our restorer has applied both an ageing varnish
and a special cracking varnish. This results in a faint
cracking to the paintwork in the style often seen
on old paintings.
F.H. Ayres was probably the most renowned
of English rocking horse makers in the golden age of
rocking horse making and Ayres rocking horses have enduring
This horse is 48" (1.22m) high and
the stand is 54" (1.37m) long.
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