Antique Victorian Skin Rocking Horse in excellent untouched condition. This rocking horse was the staple of the mid-Victorian nursery of 150+ years ago. I originally bought it years ago because I loved the wise Skin Horse in the classic children's book The Velveteen Rabbit.
(Book not included) It's all about how to become real. It's time for me to pass this horse on to someone else to care for it as much as I do. Note: Though this was originally a child's toy it is not intended for play these many years later.
It is extremely rare to find a horse in this condition with the skin still on. You'll see a number of antique wooden horses that are just the bases for what was originally a skin horse. The paint is unretouched and should stay that way. The skin is showing its age a little.
The piece over the tail is loose and could use archival repair. The halter lead is broken (the leather piece hanging down) and should be an easy fix but must be done professionally. The mane and tail are horsehair and still beautiful. The horse is 45.5 inches long, 16 inches wide and 30.5 inches.The item "Antique Victorian Skin Rocking Horse in excellent untouched condition" is in sale since Tuesday, October 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Classic Toys\Rocking Horses". The seller is "stormyweather50" and is located in Hilmar, California. This item can be shipped to United States.