An exceptional painted and lacquered gesso and timber double saddle Carousel Horse, French Circa 1870
Overall height, 187cm high, 200cm long, 35cm wide
attributed to the town of Lyon or Pau, on later custom made metal stand.
This magnificent carousel horse is a rare example of its kind, being for two riders carved with a twin saddle and designed to be mounted on a pole, not move up and down the carousel pole as later designs enabled.
The mane is carved, and the tail original horse-hair.
It would look superb in a large room as a star decorative piece.
Provenance: A Private Collection, Melbourne
$18,000.00 inc. GST