'Grace' is a light dapple grey F H Ayres extra carved rocking horse on a safety stand, circa 1910. She came to us unrestored and we have tried to retain her originality and character as much as possible whilst giving her a new lease of life.
Grace has had new tack, made from top quality English Sedgewick leather, which consists of fixed bridle, saddle and martingale, decorated with new red rosettes and new stirrup leathers. She has her original paintwork, hair, saddle cloth and stirrups. We have even managed to reuse the original nails for her tack. Her stand, also original, was in a sorry state when she arrrived, it has had some woodworm in the past but has been treated and re-stained and now looks perfectly in keeping with her age.
Her measurements are:
Length 137cm, Height 107cm, Width 43cm
F H Ayres are known as the 'Rolls Royce' of rocking horse makers and a horse of her quality would most likely have been sold in Harrods and Selfridges. Being extra carved makes her the top of the range model and Ayres horses with original paintwork are much sought after.
Grace is fit and ready to ride, although she would look equally as good as a piece of fine furniture and a true heirloom to pass along the generations.
DELIVERY NOT INCLUDED. You will probably wish to come and collect your horse yourself, but we will gladly wrap it up if you wish to organise a courier to collect it from IP21.
Please be aware these are mostly old horses and as such may show some minor age related characteristics. All the horses however are fully rideable and solid. If you are unsure, please arrange to come and view before purchasing. Viewing by appointment.