lines rocking horse

Lines Brothers Rocking Horse

This lovely little Lines Brothers Sportiboy has been wonderfully restored to give an authentic period feel. The horse is around 80 years old and would have been made in London in the 1920s. He is guaranteed to be an original Lines rocking horse.

Unlike many older and antique rocking horses which are offered for sale, this horse has been completely stripped to the timber for a thorough structural restoration by an experienced professional restorer before several coats of gesso have been applied and the paintwork and dappling has been intricately undertaken.

He has subtle paintwork with tonal variation and depth and an understated dappling to compliment the character of the horse.  There is great attention to detail in the painting and that it is not just one uniform colour.  Rather, it is skilfully built-up in layers.

He has a beautifully upholstered saddle in deluxe leather of a type used for fine Chesterfield sofas.  This is durable and robust and of the finest quality.  You will note the tonal staining of the leather to enhance the appearance further. 

Please do not confuse him with poor imitations: he has been restored to his pomp and is in superb condition.

lines rocking horse 

Stand length: 44" = 1.12m     Height: 38" = 97cm

About Lines Brothers
Lines Brothers was the most popular of 1920s rocking horse makers. The family company had grown out of one of the original Victorian rocking horse makers, G&J Lines, and was later to become the well-known toy maker, Triang. The Sportiboy has stood the test of time and remains a very popular rocking horse amongst owners and riders alike! If you are fortunate enough to own a Sportiboy but one that has seen better days, we provide expert rocking horse restoration.

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