Lines Sportiboy rocking horse in need of restoration. A previous restoration has replaced
the rocking brackets, saddle and tack and fitted a synthetic mane (slotted). It has also been
repainted. However the original Lines-Triang round makers badge is intact, albeit painted over,
dating this rocking horse to the period 1927-30 before the triangular badge was used.
This is an excellent restoration project for a genuine antique that is otherwise structurally
sound and intact. Henry is rot and infestation free apart from some minor woodworm on the cross pieces,
which has been treated, although probably dormant in any case.
A competent restoration involving repainting, replacing the mane and tack and varnishing the stand
could expect to bring his value up to about £1600.
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.
G&J Lines operated from 1850-1931 initially in the busy King's
Cross area of London. They became Victorian England's largest
rocking horse maker, yet maintained the highest qualities of
workmanship and carving. G&J stands for the founding brothers,
George and Joseph Lines