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‘Guinevere’ is a very rare ‘E’ type F.H. Ayres rocking horse on a safety stand.

We are very excited to be able to offer Guinevere for sale, she is a wonderful example of a very rare ‘E’ type medium sized rocking horse from the renowned maker F.H. Ayres of London. An ‘E’ type has all the extra carving and best quality finishings of the ‘D’ Type but with a calfskin covering, these were the top of the range when sold in Harrods. She has her original calfskin finish, this is extremely rare to find and although it does of course show some signs of hair loss, the skin is intact. She also has her original real horsehair mane and tail and an authentic ‘D’ type removable saddle from the same period. She has a kind, friendly face with extra carving, beautiful glass eyes and a tilted head.

On this top of the range model the runners are fluted, and the base bears the logo ‘Harrods of Knightsbridge’ with the size mark ‘5’. There is also an F H Ayres badge on the top of the stand, this dates the horse to around 1940. This is a real collectors piece and we have not seen another in such great condition with the original calfskin covering intact. Generally these horses’ skin has deteriorated to the point of it being beyond saving and the horses are then generally repainted. This one must have been very well looked after! She is of course delicate, her tack and skin are old, so we would recommend that she is purchased as a collectors piece rather than a horse to be ridden, in order to preserve her originality and value.

Her measurements are:

Height        115 cm

Width          40 cm

Length       127 cm

DELIVERY INCLUDED UK MAINLAND exc Highlands. Other areas by arrangement and at additional cost. Or you may view and collect from us here at IP21. Courier is typically approx. 14 days but our courier will liaise with you to arrange a mutually convenient delivery date and time.

Please be aware these are mostly old horses and as such may show some age related characteristics. If you are unsure, please arrange to come and view before purchasing. Viewing welcome by appointment.

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‘Guinevere’ is a rare ‘E’ type F.H. Ayres rocking horse on a safety stand.


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