Fairground Horse Heads

An original set of three hand made horse heads from a set of fairground gallopers, circa 1940s…

SKU: RC00959.

Product Description

A stunning set of fairground horse heads…

Dating to the early to mid part of the 20th century, circa 1940s, these are thought to be heads used as part of a facade for some fairground gallopers. Hand made in wood and fibreglass then hand painted, the horses are unique in their build and their look. Naively dressed with hand made materials, the horse heads are complimented with their authentic patina…

The horses are structurally good and durable. The fibreglass is moulded around a wooden base (probably ply) and this enables the horse to be wall mounted too (to essentially create a facade). Close up the horses may look dirty or tatty, yet protruding from a wall they look striking and decorative and would compliment any room of your home or indeed a retail environment

We are offering these pieces in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. There are some surface scuffs and scars to the surface and some chipping in areas to the paint. Structurally the horse are good and strong yet the complimentary materials added for decor are a little tatty and dirty in places. We feel the condition simply adds to their charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Please note : This listing is for one item, with three available in total

Dimensions : Depth : 38cm, Width : 19cm, Height : 41cm

Condition : Structurally good, some surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, a weathered patina to the surface in areas, some slight cracks in areas, some stray materials, naive decoration to the horse, some tatty and dirty areas

Postage : Standard Item £10 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 38 x 19 x 41 cm