Carved Fairground Horse

A superb wooden hand carved fairground horse head from a galloper horse, of French origin, circa mid 20th century…

SKU: RC01033.

Product Description

A stunning hand carved fairground horse head…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to mid to latter part of the 20th century, circa 1960s onwards. We understand that this ‘horse head’ was made as a ‘spare’ for the original horse cast, which again we understand was made 1960s onwards, and of French origin

The horse head is perfectly sculptured in wood, with some fantastic craftsmanship. The ears are perfectly crafted to slot into the head, and are therefore removable. There are pen marks and pencil writing on these pieces and on the head in areas, which we assume are the marks of the maker, ensuring he or she knew where which pieces were designated to go. Again, these details give this some really good authenticity…

This is a really stunning piece and one that would add a great decorative dimension to your home or a retail environment

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Although structurally great, there are some surface scars and abrasions and some tatty areas. You’ll also note what looks like a crack on the ‘hair area’, but this is simply where the maker glued pieces together to make this superb piece. They do not however distract from the overall look and feel. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 39cm, Width : 24cm, Height : 99cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface marks and scratches, some pencil writing, a little tatty and dirty in places

Postage : Medium Item £9 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977


Additional Information

Dimensions 39 x 24 x 39 cm