Our antique rocking horses:
The Rocking horse works are also suppliers of antique rocking horses chosen for their fine distinction. Our beautiful antique horses range from pre 1860 to the late 1950's. Each horse is a one off and carries its own unique character, they give an opportunity to invest in a piece of history made to last for ever, their distinct aged beauty cannot be recreated. Our selection of antique horses include untouched horses in their original state and horses restored by ourselves, using traditional materials and sympathetic methods to bring them back to their former glory.
Good old English rocking horses have a stylized elegance. However the excellent
skill and quality of carving of the Victorian craftsmen produces something reflecting the
essential characteristics and charisma of a real life horse.
The most well documented makers of antique horses include ;
F.H Ayres of London who produced beautiful rocking horse from the middle of the nineteenth century until around 1960.
G & J Lines Brothers (from around 1840's) also from London, built one of the largest and most important toy manufacturing companies in England. They later formed the company Triang Toys.
Collinson Brothers of Liverpool (1836-1986) They must be the longest surviving as well as one of the oldest rocking horse producers in the country.
Baby Carriages (early 1900's) Also from Liverpool produced horses similar to Collinson horses, but identifiable by their superior quality in shape carving and painting, and particularly the manufacturers stamp BCL Rambler.
We have horses amongst our range made by all of of the Victorian producers named.
Antique Rocking Horses
Antique rocking horses are something of a great beauty, an heirloom to be treasured. Investing in one our beautiful rocking horses will be a heritage to keep in the family for generations. Our antique rocking horses come and go on a regular basis. If you visit our site often you will be able to see what we currently have available.
Rocking Horse Works, Newport, Shropshire
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