My favourite an­tique

Homes and Antiques Magazine - - LETTERS -

If I were to nom­i­nate an item to be one of Bri­tain’s Favourite An­tiques for the fea­ture in your May is­sue, I would have cho­sen English rock­ing horses. As every­one knows, Bri­tain is a na­tion of horse lovers, and this is re!ected in the sheer beauty of the rock­ing horses pro­duced in Eng­land from the 17th cen­tury up to the present day. Th­ese horses are sought a"er all over the world and I be­lieve no other coun­try has pro­duced such #ne ex­am­ples of work­man­ship. I re­store an­tique rock­ing horses and it is an ab­so­lute joy to put a bro­ken and ne­glected ex­am­ple back to how it would have looked when new – o"en they’re over 100 years old. I a$ach a pic­ture of a horse my hus­band and I re­stored last year that dates to around 1880. He­len Rob­bins, via email

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