Charming, Late Victorian Child's Toy Rocking Horse


Late Victorian

  • £495.00
  • €585 Euro
  • $599 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2016
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This late Victorian / early Edwardian children's rocking horse absolutely oozes charm. The structure of the horse is made from wood and is covered in printed paper with wonderfully detailed depictions of the horses' muscular limbs and head which complete with bejewelled harness. The seat area is perfectly worn and traces of leather trim with brass studding remain in place. The inner surfaces, which aren't paper clad, are painted in a nicely faded, duck egg blue.

A rare survivor, this piece remains in remarkably good condition with the majority of the paper covering in tact and nicely worn in the areas that you'd expect it. The pegs for the hands and feet remain in place, the colours have gently faded but are still clear - the only element that's missing is the horses' tail which would probably have been made from actual horse hair and has, inevitably, deteriorated faster than the rest of the piece.

A fantastically decorative piece, the horse measures 110cm long x 60cm high x 40cm wide.


  • H: 60cm (23.62in)
  • W: 40cm (15.75in)
  • D: 110cm (43.31in)


Late Victorian

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111 Portobello Road
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I’m Louis Walpole. Over a decade of working for and alongside some of the best antique dealers in the country at London’s renowned Portobello Road have helped me to form a detailed understanding of, and appreciation for, a diverse array of antiques. In 2016, after ‘dabbling’ in the trade since childhood I decided to follow my heart and (ignoring a myriad of people advising against it) leave my salaried job to trade full time. Since then I have travelled around England and Western Europe collecting the pieces that particularly interest me. These pieces loosely follow the themes of; automotive, advertising, scientific and industrial. I have a select number of items on display in Atlam on Portobello Road. The shop is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 8am to 5pm.

If you would like to view any of my pieces in London, please get in touch to confirm that they’re at the shop or to arrange for me to take them there for you. It may also be possible for me to bring items to your home/bar/garage/pub etc so that they can be fully appreciated in-situ, again please just get in touch and we’ll see what can be organised."

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