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A c1950's J. Collinson and Sons Rocking Horse

A c1950's J. Collinson and Sons Rocking Horse

Code: 12829


W: 130cm (51.2")H: 143cm (56.3")D: 42cm (16.5")

£2,875.00 Approx $3580.32, €3343.02

A c1950's Dapple Grey J Collinson and Sons Rocking Horse with painted and fabric saddle that has had some restoration and tidy up (March 2014) . Height to Saddle 79 cm

J. Collinson and Sons is a reknowned rocking horse makers based in Liverpool.  From 1836 to 1850 their horses were painted in different colours, however in 1851 Queen Victoria visited the Collinson's workshop and rode a dapple grey horse. Since then, in honour of the royal visit they have only been made in the iconic dapple grey. Collinson's has supplied high-end London stores, like Harrods and Hamleys since it's earliest years. The horses were never marked until about 1981 when the maker's name on a gold plate was first applied to the front of the stand base. The factory finally closed it's doors in 1993. 

Heartwood Restoration, run by Martin Burgoyne, boasts three decades of antique furniture restoration expertise, located near Marlborough, Wiltshire. Accredited by BAFRA and LAPADA, Martin is a recognised member of the British Antique Furniture Restorers’ Association, the leading professional body for restorers in the UK. ​