Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Vintage and Antique Rocking Horses

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Antique Rocking Horses


Shoofly style bow rocking horse
  • Antique shoofly rocking horse
  • Antique shoofly rocking horse
  • Antique shoofly rocking horse
Lavender is an unusual "shoofly" type bow rocker of unknown provenance, my best guess would be German circa 1900-60. The paintwork is exceptionally fine, suggesting an earlier date. Construction is of wood board, as opposed to plywood, suggesting a pre 1930 date, with a veneer surface on both sides onto which the paintwork has been applied.
Height 22"

Length Overall 32.5"
Now £170
The "shoofly rocker" originates from similar designs patented by the Jesse Crandall and others in the USA circa 1859-60. The design is easily made, so rapidly caught on in the USA and Australia, with german makers also supplying these markets.
The ease of manufacture and the large numbers of makers producing them, makes them difficult to date with any precision.

To purchase or find out more about this horse, please contact Sally, either by email or phone on the links on the footer, or better still, visit our showroom in the scenic Shropshire Hills, we would be delighted to see you.