Posted 3 years ago
This is obviously a very old antique carved jumper, at least in the style of a carousel horse. It is about 4 feet long and 3 feet high and about 80 or so pounds in weight. All of the trim around the saddle and bridle area are done with copper, either 3/4" or 1-1/4 inches in width and fastened with distinct four sided nails or large round headed ones which you can see in the photos. Each leg and the head are attached separately with a copper strip as well which is very slightly counter sunk into the wood which would make it barely visible when painted. The reins are made of heavy copper chain in a figure 8 chain link and the decorative attachements to the bridle are also made of copper in a flower shape. The hole goes completely through the body, and the body is one solid piece of wood including the tail. The pole hole is not "drilled", it is chiselled. It is very sadly mounted at the moment on a pole that was once a table base. I plan to do a proper mounting on it. I wish I could get more history, but all I know is that it was purchased around the year 2000 from an antique dealer in Toronto who really wasn't knowledgeable about this type of piece. Any experts out there that might be able to give some insight would be appreciated!