Antique Rocking Horses

Buy fully restored 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 rocking horse, please view the selection of rocking horses below, mainly by renowned rocking horse makers like Ayres or Lines, restored by us 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 rocking horse restoration.

See also what our lovely customers say about us and our rocking horses on our Testimonials page

LEGACY – F H Ayres of London Adult Size Antique Rocking Horse

Antique Rocking Horse

LEGACY – F H Ayres of London, adult sized extra large 52”high Antique Rocking Horse c1915- a well carved, very substantial horse which is suitable for all ages and will happily take the weight of an adult. This lovely horse has been fully restored by us and the stand is all original and polished to a soft patina.

Measurements are: Height 52” Length 63” Width 19”

For more photos or information please email: info@classicrockinghorses.co.uk


WILLOW Lines Large Victorian Antique Rocking Horse

Antique rocking horse from Lines

WILLOW – Large Lines Antique Rocking Horse, 48 inches high, Victorian c1880’s, with a stencil on the bottom rail of the stand ‘Patented Jan 29 1880’. Fully restored by Classic Rocking Horses, ready for the next 100 years, and suitable for children up to teenage and beyond. A very pretty horse but strong enough to take a light adult. Stand all original and polished to a lovely patina.

Measurements are: Height 48” Length 57” Width18”

For more photos or information please email: info@classicrockinghorses.co.uk


Ayres Nimrod Antique Rocking Horse

Rare adult sized Extra Large Antique Rocking Horse c1890

Ayres antique rocking horse

Fully restored by Classic Rocking Horses – a beautiful extra carved horse with a tongue. Victorian Rocking Horses of this fine quality are very hard to find.

Suitable for children and adults to ride as it is a substantial horse 51 inches high. Stand and metalwork are all original, polished to a lovely soft patina.

Measurements are: Height 51” Length 60” Width 18”

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Ayres Phoenix

Adult sized extra large 52” high Antique Rocking Horse by F H Ayres C1915

Antique Rocking Horse by Ayres

Well carved, very substantial horse which will happily take the weight of an adult. The hoof rails and metalwork are original but the stand is a replacement to the correct Ayres pattern, antiqued and polished to a soft patina.

Measurements are: Height 52” Length 60” Width 18”

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Ayres Rondo

Antique Ayres Rocking Horse, 44” high

44" high Ayres Antique rocking horse

Lovely intermediate sized horse suitable up to 12 years of age. Fully restored by Classic Rocking Horses, with original stand and metalwork. Ideal for homes where space is limited.

Measurements are: Height 44” Length 50” Width 16”

SOLD


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!

Measurements are: Height 21” Length Bow to Bow 26”


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” Width 18”


CAPRICORN – Extra Large F H Ayres Antique Rocking Horse c1915

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”

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HOPSCOTCH – Small Ayres Rocking Horse

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”

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ELFIN – Very Small Ayres Rocking Horse

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

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″

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LUDO – Small 32inch Lines Sportiboy c1920’s

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″

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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″

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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″


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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”

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

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

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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″

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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”

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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″

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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″

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

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″

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

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″

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

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″

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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.

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.

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’

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″

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

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″

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

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″

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SNOWFLAKE – Ayres London, c1940.

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.

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

SOLD