Did You Know?

Did you know a cheval derives its name from old French for horse?

Mill House Antiques Cheval

Did you know that a cheval derives its name from old French for horse? Known as horse dressing glasses, these large, free-standing mirrors did not come into existence until the early 1800s when producing large sheets of glass became possible.

The reason for this association with the horse is that these mirrors were held by large frames or horses and not because of their “use by sartorially conscious cavalry officers”. No doubt this handsome cheval was the possession of a well-heeled gentleman, or even an officer. Made of the finest burl walnut and detailed with ebonized accents, a cheval of this quality is a rare find today and only at Mill House Antiques.  More than an ordinary experience.

Did You Know?

Do you know?

Do you know what the difference is between these two superb dining tables? About 225 years.

In 1789 you could have walked into an English cabinetmaker’s shop and selected the dining table of your choice. At Mill House, you still can – be it antique or custom. In fact, our custom tables are handcrafted with the same traditional 18th century methods that have stood the test of time. Choose from a variety of styles and sizes in mahogany, yew, walnut and cherry.

Whether you are looking for an antique or custom dining table, at Mill House you will not be disappointed.

Contact us at info@millhouseantiquesandgardens.com for more information.