FABULOUS HUGE EARLY AAFA LARGE ANTIQUE FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOOD TOY ROCKING HORSE. Up for sale is this wonderful large (huge) rocking horse. He's in great condition for his age.He has a nice happy look to him! He's a white / dapple wood horse with a red and yellow leather bridle with metal rosettes and.
Of his floppy leather ears. He even has a little tuft of hair on his head. He has cute, large, round painted eyes that have worn / faded over the years. He has a paisley printed leather saddle with a straight wood front and back of the saddle (known as a gullet and a cantel).
He was well played with over the years and has wear and patina you'd expect. He has a hair tail (which is more black than the hair on his head which is more red) and there's a little bit of his tail left as you can see in the pictures. He has a large wooden arched (bow style) base with handles on each end.
The base is a bittersweet red color with black hand-painted lines. The center foot board is worn, has a crack in the middle, is edge worn, the corners are knocked off in a couple of places and it has a floral motif in the middle. On either side, the board is more worn and the paint has rubbed off because this is where a child would have put his or her feet in order to mount the horse. He has tons of character! As you can see in the pictures, he has some areas where the wood joints can be seen.Overall he shows very well and these "issues" add character and proof of age to him. As you'd expect, there are scuffs and paint loss, scrapes, scratches, nicks, dings, cracks edge wear, smudges and patina! On the underneath side of the foot board on the base there are pencil markings and we think it says "21 / 24" but it might say "2 / 24", we're not sure. We took a close up shot but it's hard to see online. We don't know the significance of this.
Also, you can pick him locally. If you win this item you have to understand that some of the pieces of the leather saddle will most likely come off in transit.The saddle is very dry and brittle especially on the front and rear wood parts. We will be very careful and put bubble wrap around him but even this might cause some small pieces to come off. We will do our best to answer your questions. Thank you for looking at this item. Let us know if you have any questions. We regularly put up new items so check out our other items. We will handle them on a case-by-case basis. We will do the same. We couldn't sell anything if it wasn't for you and the time you have taken to spend looking at our items. As a very small business we strive to keep you as our customer! We GUARANTEE that your item(s) will be received as described. We work hard to describe them correctly and in detail (note that the pictures are part of the description) with all flaws (if any) exposed. The item "FABULOUS EARLY AAFA LARGE ANTIQUE FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOOD TOY ROCKING HORSE" is in sale since Wednesday, April 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives".
The seller is "americas-place" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States.