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Antique Armitage-Herschell carousel horse

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Directory: Archives: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 1089038

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Antiques Collaborative, Inc.
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6931 Woodstock Rd., P.O. Box 565
Quechee, VT 05059
(802) 296-5858

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Antique carousel horse by Armitage-Herschell Company of Tonawanda, New York. Late 19th century. This early carved jumper track horse retains almost all of its original painted surface and is in excellent original condition. Size: 59 inches length x 39 inches height x 11 inches depth. Hardly ever is a carousel horse encountered in this state of preservation and with so much of the original painted surface intact. The horse has a carved mane, glass eyes, a genuine horsehair tail, separately carved saddle, leather and iron stirrups, and is decorated with a U.S. flag breast plaque. Only the leather reigns are missing. No repairs, a few minor age cracks and some light wear to paint. These early horses were attached to track carousels, which were transportable, as the fairs moved from community to community. They did not utilize the fixed poles found on later models.