P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


19th Century Child's Platform Rocking Horse "Glider". American. Circa 1875

$ 3,400
  • Description
    Of American manufacture, circa 1875, this authentic children's platform rocking horse "glider" is hand carved of hard wood, and has a hand crafted leather saddle to accommodate a sitting child rocking back and forth by another person pushing the horse by hand, or pulling on the rope tail, or by the child pushing his feet and applying pressure to the horizontal supports and foot rests. Notice the wear on the foot rest indicating an abundance of mounts and dismounts, along with general wear to the horse where applicable, indicating original finish and authenticity. The motion is made possible by the reverse "C", wooden, semi-circular bar, which creates enough tension to suspend the wooden horse and move it easily back and forth via the attached metal support clasps and wooden stanchions. The condition is very good and operable; functions very well (see video; it is in original paint and condition albeit a little bit of old brown house paint is just behind the saddle on one side (see image). The wooden supports are in original red paint and there is an ever so slight semblance of stenciling apparent which further attests to the age and originality.
    This is an absolutely charming piece and a wonderful example of Americana, a must have for the collector of children's items, teddy bears and doll collectors, or for those just wanting a representative article of American folk art.

    Note: The Steiff teddy bear is not included and is only there to show scale and proportion.

    Dimensions: 35" long x 14 1/4" wide x 27" high

    Note: After 40 plus years of dealing and collecting toys, I am justly qualified to guarantee and present the authenticity of antique and vintage toys and children's playthings; important considering the fakes and reproductions in the marketplace
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Leather,Wood,Hand-Carved,Hand-Crafted
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 669361
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.25 in; H. 27 in; D. 35 in;
    W. 36.2 cm; H. 68.58 cm; D. 88.9 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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