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2004-07-22 - 12:59 p.m.
Victorian English Rocking Horse
The other day when I was writing about the antique apothecary being moved into our living room, I thought about the other "props" from my stores, many of which now reside in our garage. The classic English rocking horse sits just to the left of the door as one enters the garage from the atrium entryway -- quite in the way, actually. Perhaps I should find a new home for him. We don't really have room for him in the house. He'd look rather silly out in the spa room, now wouldn't he? He'd be charming in the Ashland house...but where? Perhaps I'll list him on E-Bay. But what price would be reasonable, I wondered.
I typed in "English rocking horses" in the subject line of my PC...and up came several sites advertising new and restored horses. After checking the measurements, I decided the one in our garage is a "Large" - measures 49" from the floor to the tip of his ear. Here's the answer I received to my query:
Dear Joan Callaway,
Wow! ($8000+!!!)I had no idea. Of course, my horse, which dates back to late 1800's and was used in my store for 20+ years, no longer has any mane and just a tiny bit of a tail. A tiny bit of an ear and the stirrups are missing,and he needs a new paint job. But, the saddle is intact...and he has great bones!
Maybe I should move this valuable treasure out of the garage -- d'ya think?