Carousel Horses, Carousel Animals, Carousel Figures and Carousel
Sandy Paul and Gary Franklin
- phone: 978-534-4538 -
1377-3 - PTC - $15,000
Circa 1930-32 all wood carousel horse from Philadelphia Toboggan Company's
carousel #87, first installed at the Asbury Park Casino building in New
Jersey. The exceptional steed is an outer row stander with an open mouth
head raised on an upright neck adorned with a mane carved in high relief.
Extravagant Roman style trappings include a saddle having a recurved pommel,
foliated triangular skirt and bordered blanket, the whole resting on lappeted
jeweled body armor. Breast and shoulder straps cross the chest and are
further overlaid with armor lappets, the headstall and breeching are carved
and jeweled while the crupper repeats the armor theme. Layers of old park
paint have been removed and the color scheme accomplished with transparent
stains which reveal the natural beauty of the wood. Excellent condition.
Display stand included. ~56 long x ~60 high.