A pair of Child's Carved Wooden Toy Horses, both striking a lovely pose and with jaunty expressions on their faces. Hand carved, hand painted, these are in wonderful condition considering the "rough life" most of these toys have had. Children, even children from wealthy parents had very few toys in the 19th century, so that these horses would most likely have been played with daily, by several children in the same family.
Much more rare than the larger versions, these two have their original paint, worn finish and patina as shown, which only makes them more charming. Outstanding decorative forms, realistically painted, horses in this more managable size are highly collectible and a sterling addition to any advanced collection of toys, perfect to display with your French dolls. These are spectacular with their original paint, wear, and patina; gorgeous objet d'art for your equine or folk art collection. Horse 1: 12"h x 12"l x 3~1/2"w; Horse 2: 9~1/2"h x 8~1/2"l x 3~1/2"w.