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