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May, 2018          The Antique Shoppe          Page 3
        Gentleman’s Closets                                                       an  elegant,  freestanding  piece  of
                                                                                  furniture  is  desired  and  a  full-size
        Continued from Page 1                                                     wardrobe  or  armoire  is  too  big.
                                                                                  Decorators  also  use  chifforobes  to
                                                Chifforobe, though, is primarily   impart  a  nostalgic  feeling  to  hotel
                                             an American southern word, which     lobbies, B&Bs, and guest rooms.
                                             was  made  famous  by  its  use  in    Since chifforobes are smaller than
                                             To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper      wardrobes,  some  people  repurpose
                                             Lee.  Lee  used  the  term  11  times   chifforobes into all-purpose cabinets
                                             in  the  novel,  primarily  as  Tom   for  use  in  home  offices  or  dens.
                                             Robinson’s  alibi  against  raping   Some  are  repurposed  into  kitchen
                                             Mayella Ewell.                       cabinets.
                                                Today,  decorators  often  use
                                             chifforobes to add extra closet space   Beautiful, American-made
                                             to  a  bedroom,  especially  when    two-closet chifforobe, circa
                                                                                   1940, with domed cornice
                                                                                   that is valued at $2,200.↓
                                                                                                                                              has been
            ↑Solid walnut, Art Nouveau                                                                                                       refinished
           chifforobe, circa 1900, that is                                                                                                     and is
                 valued at $1,200.                                                                                                            valued at


                                                                                                                      ↑1930s, waterfall styled, cedar
                                                                                                                      lined chiffarobe.  This elegant
              Shabby chic-painted chifforobe, circa 1930s,                                                            piece is valued at $750.
                                  that is valued at $500.→

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                                                                                                                               “Best Antiquing
                                                                  “Come Spend the Day With US”                                 Town in Florida”
                                                                 20 ANTIQUE SHOPS IN 3 BLOCKS                                 By Florida Monthly
            Bizarre Bazaar ........................863-456-5608                                                                  Magazine
            Miss Pearl’s Place ...................863-494-0232
            Corey’s Antiques ...................863-494-5959                    MONROE   ST   @
            Maddy’s Antiques ..................863-494-2500      ORANGE   AVE        OAK STREET      POLK    AVE   DESOTO   AVE
            Yellow Brick Road ..................863-993-3000

                                                                                                                        Proprietors Dale & Sharon
             MADDY'S ANTIQUES                              Antique Association                                       ACCEPTING QUALITY DEALERS
                  121 W. Oak St.                                     of Arcadia                                         for a premium location!

                     863-494-2500                                             YELLOW BRICK ROAD
                                                           MONTHLY                2ND SATURDAY
                      Specializing in:                                                                                Antiques & Collectibles
                    Country, Primitives,               ANTIQUE FAIR                BARGAIN DAYS                       112 W. Oak Street
                       Vintage Sports                (Every 4th Sat 8am-3pm)                                          Arcadia, FL 34266
                                                             MAY 26                  MAY
               Thur. & Fri. 12-4, Sat. 10-4 or by appt.  JUNE 23 • JULY 28            12                                 863-993-3000
                      View our store at:             Booth Info 863-993-5105                                     ALWAYS BUYING
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