Extremely rare wonderfully Extra carved Swallow horse c1930's.
Stand and ironwork all original polished to a soft patina. The Swallow horses are virtually identical to Lines No 21 horses since Woodrow, who had been the director and secretary of the Lines Company for many years set up his own company when Joseph Lines died and took most of the employees with him.)
SWALLOW TOYS – G Woodrow & Co of London
This particular horse, restored but not in original paint, is a Swallow Toys No. 21 Rocking Horse and is very similar to the Lines No. 21 horse, often being confused with it. Like Lines, the Swallow is a very well constructed and well carved horse with extra carving to the neck and legs, but there are subtle differences in the hoof rail shape and in the distinct hump shape at the top of the neck. Once stripped of paint and gesso, the construction of the Swallow is very distinctive, since extra thickening pieces of wood were attached at the shoulders and hind quarters in order to give a more generous body profile. Brackets are similar to Lines, having 2 screws and a bolt, and ‘bowler hats’ were fitted to cover the ends of the swing irons.
Measurements are: Height 54" Length 64"
This horse is situated in Ware, Hertfordshire
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