Carved Wooden Horse from a 19th century Saddlemaker in England. The horse which is less than 14 hands high (and therefore technically a Pony) is in old, though not original, chestnut -brown paint, and until 2 years ago was still standing in 'Dennis's Saddlery and Riding Wear', a historic shop in the market town of Tring in Hertfordshire, where generations of local children would have sat on it to choose the saddles and bridles for their ponies.. The horse has an articulated lower jaw and also comes with its original horse-hair mane and tail., It stands on its original painted wooden trolley base with wheels.
Measures 56 inches nose to tail x 52 high from the ground. Trolley base is 45 inches long. Circa 1875-1890 In excellent condition,- a few scrapes and scratches on the paintwork reveal traces of an older red-brown paint underneath
The horse is presently located in New York State with my friend Hadassah at Gargoyles Ltd., 330 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401. Further details or for viewing call 267-254-6390.
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