Exceptional G & J Lines 1880's Rocking Horse. Very rare example. Excellent order considering age. Uber rare and with the safe saddle which is never seen on the market. A phenomenal survivor. We have named "Whisky The Wonder Horse"
In 1887 Lines applied for an alternative to Marqua’s patent which was granted and used for their Jubilee Safety Rocking Horse. Not too many survive, since the design was more popular in America, and Lines continued to use the Marqua safety stand in preference to their own design, even after the Marqua patent expired in 1883.
Earlier Lines rocking horses on safety stands are distinguished by dished faces, long well carved ears, flared nostrils and long accentuated fetlocks. Bodies are rather heavily set, with thick necks and rather square rumps. The hoof rails have rounded ends with a short, subtle paddle shape.
This beauty is all of the above and more. A serious statement piece of furniture.
As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores