English Regency Rocking Horse
This perfectly stunning English Regency Rocking Horse is a replica piece that will be treasured for years, or centuries, to come! The beautiful, honey colored, hand rubbed finish has the slightly distressed patina of an antique, but the workings, saddle and bridle are fully functional to the delight of the children in your life.
Rocking horses date back to the 17thc., with their predecessor, the hobby horse, dating back to medieval times. By the 19thc. their popularity was very widespread, and only increased through the influence of Queen Victoria.
The rocking horse has hand blown glass eyes that give a real depth to its expression, its body is carved from plantation grown mahogany, the handstitched saddle is created from genuine leather as are the rest of its tack, and the stirrups are brass. The swinging mechanism bars are made of nickel-plated steel.
Rocking measures 56”Lx 18.3”W x 47.5”H.