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    Posted 7 years ago

    Jmurrellgfd
    (12 items)

    Old wooden rocking horse made in Gatlinburg not sure when or bye who?
    I know it was bought around 1981 or 1982. My dad passed away and I have no information about it.

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    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      wow....
    2. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      I wondering if it has any marks, it is a fine looking rocking horse.
    3. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Very cool ! I have seen these as reproductions and made to look old . Yours appears to be a contemporary repro décor horse to my eyes . Maybe more photo's like underside ? Either way I love him :-)
    4. Jmurrellgfd, 7 years ago
      Manikin,
      I will get some pictures of the bottom, will there be writing or markings that I will need to look for?
      Jm
    5. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      It would help to see joints any screws and or signature . It will help . The crackling of paint is common to age it . Usually you do not see that crackling on antique horses . I will await more photo's can you lay him on side and photo underside ?
    6. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      This is a beauty, thanks for share!!
    7. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      I am still inclined it is a repro and had crackle added to make it look old. Normally they have real horse hair tail and sometimes mane also along t is not adding up to be antique in my eyes yet .
    8. Jmurrellgfd, 7 years ago
      I remember when he got it, at that time it was freshly painted. The cranking paint is because of the storing condition up till I got it, now I have it in a good stable environment. I researched the name just really can't find much. Shirley Cornelous
    9. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Is that name on horse ? Shirley ? Can you post photo of her name ? If it is signed by her I would say for sure a repro .
    10. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      She made and sold in 1980's so it is a artists repro I am saying repro because I have seen other horses exact to yours in style and shape so it was copied vs a original sculpt

      http://for-sale.yowcow.com/listing/78736768/
    11. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 7 years ago
      Great research Manikin, the horse on your links is very similar to this one.
    12. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Here is one like yours . The other link just showed a horse signed by Shirley as a example of her work .
      https://www.google.com/search?q=charleston+rocking+horse&biw=1032&bih=519&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=R9C7VKnQEYiqyQT5q4HgAg&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg#tbm=isch&q=antique+repro+rocking+horse&imgdii=_&imgrc=B3NONKjUPEnc2M%253A%3B3SWjgOJUt2MqkM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fmedia.liveauctiongroup.net%252Fi%252F9244%252F10259206_1.jpg%253Fv%253D8CD96664C173D50%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.icollector.com%252FLarge-Wood-Carved-Rocking-Horse_i10259206%3B1069%3B800
    13. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      http://www.icollector.com/Large-Wood-Carved-Rocking-Horse_i10259206
    14. Jmurrellgfd, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the help.
    15. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Your welcome . It is still a wonderful piece just not antique . A keeper to me :-)

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