Antique Rocking Horses

Classic Rocking Horses – for a Fully Restored Antique Rocking Horse

Buy Ayres or Lines Antique Rocking Horses, available on Safety Stands and Bow Rockers in Small, Medium, Large & Extra Large Sizes

If you prefer to buy an Antique Rocking Horse, rather than a new one, please view the selection of horses below, restored to the highest standard.   Although a lot of these horses are sold, as they do sell quickly, if you see one of our ‘SOLD’ antique rocking horses which is of interest, please get in touch, since we often have very similar models awaiting restoration.

TINKERBELL – Miniature Rocking Horse on Bow Rockers

TINKERBELL Miniature Rocking Horse on Bow Rockers
TINKERBELL Miniature Rocking Horse on Bow Rockers

A very pretty, nicely carved late 20C rocking horse, by an unknown maker. We have repainted and gessoed in the style of antique rocking horses; dappled grey with dark green painted stand. This tiny bow rocker is ideal for teddies, as a christening or birthday present, or just to brighten up a corner in any home!

SHADOW- Large Antique Lines Rocking Horse Victorian c1890

Quite rare and hard to find. Fully restored rocking horse ready for the next 100 years, and suitable for children up to teenage and beyond.  Strong enough to take a light adult.  Stand all original and softly polished. Measurements are: Height 48” Length 57” Width18”

SHADOW- Large Antique Lines Rocking Horse, Victorian c1890

CAPRICORN – Extra Large F H Ayres Antique Rocking Horse c1915

Ayres Extra Large Antique Rocking Horse CAPRICORN
Ayres Extra Large Antique Rocking Horse CAPRICORN

Ayres Antique Rocking Horse, fully restored by Classic Rocking Horses. Adult sized 52” high – a very large well carved horse suitable for children of all ages ( with supervision) up to adult. Replacement stand to the correct pattern, with original hoof rails – all antiqued to a soft patina.  Measurements are: Height 52” Length 60” Width 18”

HOPSCOTCH – Small Ayres Rocking Horse

Small Ayres Antique Rocking Horse HOPSCOTCH
Small Ayres Antique Rocking Horse HOPSCOTCH

Fully restored with original stand nicely polished to a soft patina. Suitable for toddlers and children up to about 3-4 years of age. Great for teddies or just to make an interesting feature in your home.  Measurements are: Height 34” Length 36” Width 13”

ELFIN – Very Small Ayres Rocking Horse.

Very Small Ayres Antique Rocking Horse ELFIN
Very Small Ayres Antique Rocking Horse ELFIN

A very cute tiny Ayres horse suitable for toddlers up to about 3 years of age, and teddies. Fully restored with original stand. Measurements are: Height 31” Length 32” Width 13”

FLAXEN – 44inch Lines Sportiboy, c1920’s

Lines Sportiboy FLAXEN
Lines Sportiboy FLAXEN

Rocking horse by Lines – A substantial and nicely carved Sportiboy horse, intermediate sized, suitable for riders up to about 12 years of age.  Fully restored and ready for the next 100 years.  Measurements are: Height 44″ Length 52″ Width 16″

LUDO – Small 32inch Lines Sportiboy c1920’s

Small Sportiboy Lines c1920s LUDO
Small Sportiboy Lines c1920s LUDO

Small Sportiboy c1920’s Rocking Horse by Lines Bros.  This is LUDO a very cute, well carved small rocking horse, suitable for toddlers and teddies.  A lovely decorative addition to any room.  Measurements are: Height 32″ Length 35″ Width 14″

SOLD

MAJOR – F H Ayres London  Antique Rocking Horse c1915

F H Ayres of London -Large, 47″ high.  A well carved substantial horse by a highly regarded maker of antique rocking horses.  Fully restored, suitable for riders from 3 years, with supervision, up to teenage and beyond.  Stand all original, repolished to a lovely soft patina.  Measurements are: Height 47″ Length 54″ Width 17″

SOLD

MERCURY – Antique Rocking Horse – G & J Lines of London c1910

A medium sized very pretty extra carved rocking horse c1910.  Fully restored with original stand and gesso.  Suitable for toddlers and children up to around 6 or 7 years of age.  Measurements are: Height 39″ Length 44″ Width 15″

SOLD

ALLEGRO – G & J Lines Antique Rocking Horse c1910

A pretty rocking horse c1910 by G & J Lines of London. An intermediate sized extra carved fully restored horse with original stand. Suitable for toddlers and children up to around 12 years of age. A useful large horse which will fit in to homes where a 48” horse is just too big.  Measurements are: Height 44″, Length 52″, Width 16”

LIGHTNING – F H Ayres of London. Rare Large Victorian Rocking Horse on Bow Rockers.

Ayres Victorian Antique Rocking Horse on Bow LIGHTNING
Ayres Victorian Bow LIGHTNING

Exceptionally well carved face and body. Fully restored and ready for the next 100 years.  Measurements are: Height 44″, Length 82″, Width 19″

LANCER – F H Ayres of London Extra Carved Antique Rocking Horse.

A large and beautiful Victorian Rocking Horse with extra carving to the neck and back legs and a superbly carved face. Fully restored with original stand, apart from the top rail which has been replaced. It is a large bodied horse, suitable for children from 3 years up to 12 years, the height is relatively low compared with large Ayres horses of a later period.  Measurements are: Height 44″ Length 54″ Width 18″, Body length 26″

SOLD

TOMBOY – A rare small G & J Lines of London Antique Rocking Horse c1880-1890.

A very pretty and nicely carved fully restored horse, with original patent stencil on the base of the stand: ‘Patented Jan 29 1880’. Suitable for toddlers, teddies and as a decorative addition to any size of home.  Measurements are: Height 33”, Length 33”, Width 14”

SOLD

MAXIMUS – Extra Large Antique Rocking Horse by F H Ayres of London, c1915.

Extra Large adult sized ( 52″ high ) rocking horse – a very well carved, substantial horse, fully restored and ready for many more generations of children and adults. Stand is a replacement to the original pattern antiqued to a soft patina. Suitable for children from 3 years of age (with supervision), up to adult.  Measurements are: Height 52″, Length 60″, Width 18″

SOLD

MISTRAL – Large F H Ayres of London, Antique Rocking Horse c1915.

A Large, ( 47″ high ) rocking horse – a well carved substantial horse, fully restored, with original stand which has been waxed and polished to a lovely mellow colour. Suitable for riders up to teenage and beyond.  Suitable from 3 years of age (with supervision), up to teenage and light adult.  Measurements are: Height 47″, Length 54″, Width 17″

SOLD

CLASSIC MINIATURE – A new very tiny horse, which is No.1 of a Limited Edition.

However as it was almost as time consuming to make as a large rocking horse, it is will be very rare, since we are not likely to make another. It will remain No.1 of one! Suitable for display and teddies only.  Measurements are: Height 22″, Length 26″, Width 9 1/2″

SOLD

FIREFLY – A very pretty, nicely carved small antique horse on bows made in first quarter of 20C by an unknown maker.

Small Rocking Horse on Bows
Small Rocking Horse on Bows

Fully restored, with replacement stand, as the original was beyond repair. Suitable for toddlers, teddies, or just to look lovely anywhere in the home.  Measurements are: Height 30″, Length 52″, Width 12″

SOLD

CASPIAN – F H Ayres of London. A large and beautiful Antique Rocking Horse with extra carving to the neck and back legs.

F H Ayres Victorian Rocking Horse CASPIAN
F H Ayres Victorian Rocking Horse CASPIAN

Fully restored with original stand, apart from the cross boards which have been replaced. These early horses sit close to the stand without a large body clearance, so although it is a large horse, suitable for children from 3 years up to 12 years, the height is relatively low compared with large Ayres horses of a later period.  Measurements are: Height 44″, Length 53″, Width 18″, Body length 27″

SOLD

DRUMMER – F H Ayres of London. A lovely medium/intermediate sized extra carved Victorian Rocking Horse.

Ayres Victorian Rocking Horse DRUMMER
Ayres Victorian Rocking Horse DRUMMER

Fully restored with original stand, apart from cross boards and top rail, which have been replaced. Suitable for toddlers and children up to about 8 or 9 years of age, since it is quite a substantial horse, with a body length of 23″  Measurements are: Height 40″, Length 50″, Width 16″

SOLD

BRIGADIER – Huge F H Ayres of London, c1915. A magnificent and massive ( 58″ high ), very rare antique rocking horse – the largest of the Ayres horses on safety stand and very hard to find.

Extra Large Ayres 58inch Rocking Horse
Extra Large Ayres 58inch Rocking Horse

Fully restored, including a replacement antiqued and patinated stand made to the correct pattern. One of the largest antique rocking horses – a rocking horse for adults, brave children, or just to make a huge impression!  Measurements are: Height 58″, Length 69″, Width 21″

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MOONFLEET – Very large G & J Lines of London, c1910 No. 21 extra carved antique rocking horse.

Antique Lines Rocking Horse c1910 MOONFLEET
Antique Lines Rocking Horse c1910 MOONFLEET

Extremely beautiful, elegant and finely carved antique rocking horse, ( Extra Large 52″ high). Fully restored and as with so many horses of this style, the stand is a replacement to the correct Lines pattern. Suitable from 3 years of age (with good supervision), up to adult.  Measurements are: Height 52″, Length 60″, Width 20″

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JUPITER – F H Ayres of London, c1915. An Extra Large ( 52″ high ) antique rocking horse – a slightly smaller version of ‘Brigadier’

JUPITER Ayres antique rocking horse XL
JUPITER Ayres rocking horse XL

A very well carved, very substantial horse, fully restored and ready for many more years of hard riding. Stand all original apart from new cross boards which have been matched and antiqued to the existing stand.  Suitable for children from 3 years of age (with supervision), up to adult.  Measurements are: Height 52″, Length 60″, Width 18″

SOLD

QUICKSILVER – G & J Lines of London, Large Edwardian antique rocking horse.

Lines Xcarved large 48inch QUICKSILVER
Lines Xcarved large 48inch QUICKSILVER

A very lovely and finely carved antique rocking horse, ( Large 48″ high – a slightly smaller, but identical model to ‘Moonfleet’). Fully restored and ready for immediate delivery. Suitable from 3 years of age (with supervision), up to teenage.  Measurements are: Height 48″, Length 57″, Width 18″

SOLD

MARBLES – Lines Bros Sportiboy rocking horse, c1920’s.

Lines Sportiboy c1920 MARBLES
Lines Sportiboy c1920 MARBLES

A pretty, well carved horse, ( Medium 38/39″ high )  Suitable for toddlers and riders up to 6 or 7 years of age.  Measurements are: Height 38″/39″, Length 44″, Width 16″

SOLD

SNOWFLAKE – Ayres London, c1940.

Small Ayres SNOWFLAKE
Small Ayres SNOWFLAKE

A very sweet little rocking horse retaining its original label on the top rail of the stand. Its diminutive size makes it suitable for tiny tots and teddies, or just to display in any small space around the home.  Measurements are: Height 30″, Length 31″, Width 12″

SOLD

SNOWDROP – Tiny Collinson c1920.

Tiny Collinson SNOWDROP
Tiny Collinson SNOWDROP

A very tiny rocking horse, suitable for teddies or decorative purposes only.  Measurements are: Height 28″, Length 34″, Width 12″

SOLD