- Black Ebonized Walnut Rocking Horse, Large
- About Stevenson Brothers
- History of Rocking Horses
The turning of the century was celebrated by The Stevenson Brothers of Bethersden, England, by producing an Aspery & Garrard designed rocking horse. Made from black ebonized Walnut, this rocking horse is carved to show musculature and is constructed using the traditional Victorian method of mortise and tenon, ensuring a sturdier connection between joints than the common dowel and peg style that can weaken after years of riding.
The rocking horse includes a real horse hair mane and tail, is tacked in black, tanned English cowhide leather and mounted with silver metalwork. The purple suede saddle blanket includes the Roman numerals “MM” hand embroidered by Hand & Lock of London, the oldest heraldic embroiderers in the world. The Oak stand supporting the rocking horse is fitted with a hallmarked silver plaque with the maker’s name, date and unique number.
Available to discerning owners as a limited edition of only 100, this unique, heirloom quality rocking horse is an investment in authentic English craftsmanship from the most highly regarded makers in the field. Beautiful in any setting, this truly timeless piece of equine sculpture is rideable by children of all ages.
Available in two sizes: Large 56” L x 18” W x 48” H (holds up to 250 pounds)
Extra Large 70” L x 22” W x 58” H (holds up to 320 pounds)
Working with hardwoods brings with it an environmental responsibility, which the brothers honor: whenever possible, timbers are bought from suppliers supporting the code of conduct of the International Tropical Timber Organizations. The timber used by Stevenson Brothers comes from plantations with a sound replanting policy. As a double guarantee that the wood of your rocking horse is being replaced, we will send you a tree which you can plant and care for in your own garden.
As with all of Stevenson Brothers’ rocking horses, you also have the ability to custom build your very own horse: chose one (1) of three (3) horse sizes, the type of wood carved, the type of stand your horse is mounted on, the fittings, whether or not and/or how you want your horse painted, and the colors of the leather saddle and suede saddle blanket. In addition, you can choose to include a secret locking compartment and inscribe your very own message on the included plaque. To discuss all of your options, please contact us directly at 484-466-2067.