19th Century Toy Horse and Carriage

£2,950.00

A wonderful example of folk art craftsmanship, this item is without doubt a museum artefact. Made from wood, leather, found objects (cigar box labels are still visible on the under section of the carriage), metal wheels and handmade horseman sitting on the carriage.

Description

Item: 19th Century Toy Horse and Carriage

Description: For sale in this LOT is a very rare survivor of the mid – 19th century in the form of the “The Highway Man” Toy horse and carriage. A wonderful example of folk art craftsmanship, this item is without doubt a museum artefact. Made from wood, leather, found objects (cigar box labels are still visible on the under section of the carriage), metal wheels and handmade horseman sitting on the carriage. The horses head is articulated (not connected to its movement currently) and would have originally moved up and down when the toy was pushed along. One thing is for sure, you won’t find another example which is untouched and in such good condition with all its original assets still intact.

Age: 1850

Size approx. in inches: H 9” x W 21” x D 6”

Origin: England

Condition: A very well preserved untouched original 19th century toy, the item does show its age in the form of one of its carriage doors is missing, dullness in colour, a patina across the whole item and loss of detail in the hand painted graphics. The item still moves as first intended, the horseman can be removed from the carriage, the carriage straps which attached the horse are missing, but never the less this item is structurally secure, functioning and still all original. It’s strongly advised to review all the photos provided as part of this advert and propose question where anything is unclear.

Postage: Please get in touch in advance of a purchase if you based outside of the UK to clarify P&P on the item you wish to purchase as prices will vary dependent upon your location. Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained. With items of a fragile and rare nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with adequate insurance cover to the value of the item being purchased (our postage costs are based upon the value, size and weight of the item being shipped.

Disclaimer: We at The House of Antiques try our upmost to relay accurate descriptions and the origin of the items sold in our store. We also aim to visualise through unfiltered pictorial reference the items that are for sold as best we can in natural light. The disclaimer is for the customer and makes sure assumptions that can sometimes be made are avoided. We always aim to make sure our customers are not disappointed or misinformed about items that are for sale in our store. For this reason we strongly recommend that relevant questions relating to the item, condition, origin and function be proposed to us directly via email, additionally all photographs are used as reference and as part of the advertisement.

Shipping: We at The House of Antiques aim to ship your purchased item in 2 working days unless otherwise stated. We always aim to package the item well and ship via Parcelforce or Royal mail in the UK. Additionally we use a few carefully selected courier companies in the UK to deliver our most fragile items. Our personal delivery option is applied only at the buyers cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information. All taxes and import duties outside the UK are the responsibility of the buyer, The House of Antiques are not liable for any additional payments except post unless otherwise stated upon checkout.

Our promise: We at The House of Antique believe in what we do, deliver what we say, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect for those items to be presented to us. This is why our customers keep coming back to us for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with.

Cancellation: We are unable to refund any item which is purchased unless the item is different from what is described in the advert stated. We go to a lot of effect to insure our customers are happy with their items. Therefore we strongly suggest the customer consider the purchase/view all pictures and close ups and propose as many questions via email before a purchase is considered. We do no refund our customers if they choose to change their mind about the purchase unfortunately, we will however offer a full refund of the item (excluding postage) if the item once received is not as described, faulty or damaged. This however can only take place within 48hr of the item being received by the customer. Once an item has been received and if a cancellation has been agreed by The House of Antiques management team, the customer is liable for the cost and insurance of postage if the item needs to be sent back to us in one of our stores.

Item Condition

Postage

Please get in touch in advance of a purchase if you based outside of the UK to clarify P&P on this item as this varies dependent upon your global location. Global shipping is possible so please view all shipping details as explained. With items of this fragile and rare nature we always recommend recorded/tracked postage with adequate insurance cover. This may cost a bit more, but at least you are covered from accidents that may take place whilst in transit.

Disclaimer

We do our upmost to relay descriptions and the origin of items sold in our store. We also aim to visualise through pictorial reference the items that are for sold as best we can. The disclaimer is for the customer and makes sure assumptions that can sometimes be made are avoided. We always aim to make sure our customers are not disappointed or misinformed about items that are for sale in our store. For this reason, we strongly recommend that relevant questions relating to the item in question are proposed to us directly, additionally all photographs are used as reference and as part of the advertisement.

Shipping

We aim to ship your purchased item in 2 to 3 working days. The item is packed well and shipped via Parcelforce or Royal mail. Additional to this we used a few carefully selected couriers in the UK to deliver our most fragile or larger item. The courier option is applied at the buyer’s cost, so please get in touch with us directly for further information.

Cancellation / Refunds

We are unable to refund any item which is purchased unless the item is different from what is described in the advert stated. We go to a lot of effect to ensure our customers are happy with their items and purchases. Therefore, we strongly suggest the customer consider the purchase/view all pictures and close ups and propose as many questions via email before a purchase is made. We do no refund our customers if they choose to change their mind about the purchase unfortunately, we will however offer a full refund of the item (excluding postage) if the item once received is not as described, this however can only take place within 48hr of the item being received by the customer. Once an item has been received and if a cancellation has been agreed by The House of Antiques management team, the customer is liable for the cost and insurance of postage if the item needs to be sent back to us in London.

Our Promise

We believe in what we do, deliver what we say we will deliver, and make sure that our unique items are presented and delivered as we would expect them to be presented and delivered to us. Customer service and satisfaction is as important as the item itself and we believe therefore our customers keep coming back for more beautiful and unique item to decorate their lives with.

Photographs

The photos used to promote this item are property of The House of Antiques LTD. If you would like to use these photos, please email us in advance so not to infringe upon copy right laws put in place by The House of Antiques LTD on our property.

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