Valentine is a fine antique Ayres rocking horse dating to circa 1900-14. He has had a stunning and comprehensive restoration, completeley re-gessoed and painted, new tack and a superb long flowing mane and tail. The stand has also been refurbished, side rails being replacement.
The result is this stunning antique, in sound condition and full working order.
Frederick Henry Ayres was one of the leading late Victorian toy and rocking horse manufacturers. Probably second only to Lines in output, many would regard Ayres as more classic. F H Ayres was innovative with a string of interesting patents for rocking horse designs.
The firm was based at 111 Aldersgate, London from 1864 until 1940, supplying most London department stores, such as Harrods as well as being widely exported. Ayres rocking horses are undoubtably the most collectable of antique rocking horses.
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.