Original 1960’s Gymnasium Vaulting Pommel Horse / Podium
Just imagine how many kids have gone flying over this! A wonderfully quirky find, this 1960’s gym vaulting podium surely deserves a more sedentary life, given its age. It’s super solid and sturdy, and would be a fantastic talking point in the modern home. Use as an occasional seat, generous stool, side table, plant stand or positioned where you might need to access something at height as there are rungs on all sides… book shelves, tall cupboards, and so on.
This piece is really well constructed as you might expect given its original purpose. The padded suede top is original and carries marks and scuffs but there are no tears and it’s securely held in place. The wooden base is most likely oak and the original rubber pads are still in place on all four feet. We’ve cleaned the legs and rungs and re-waxed them but we’ve left the marks and patina in tact as it’s part of its busy history.
H: 74cm / W at Top: 47cm / D at Top: 47cm
W at Bottom: 52cm / D at Bottom: 52cm