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           Cheval Mirror-  The  cheval  mirror  is a mirror   Secretaire a’ Abattant- An imposing word for a    Check Out Our Website
        suspended between two uprights that can tilt     closed-up desk. Taking the architectural concept to
        backward and forward for a wider view. The earliest   the max, the Empire period saw the introduction.
        cheval mirrors, from the late 18th century, were    Send your comments, questions and pictures to me at PO
        very tall and heavy and were weighted with lead in   Box 215, Crystal River, FL 34423 or email them to me at info@
        the bottom as a counter balance. In order to tilt the
        heavy mirror a pulley system was used to lighten the   Visit Fred’s website at and check
        load. In 18th century England a pulley was called a   out the downloadable “Common Sense Antiques” columns in .pdf   Featured Sections-
                                                                                                            LOCAL SHOPS PAGES- updated with hotlinks to adver-
        horse. The French word for horse is “cheval.” Thus,   format. His book “HOW TO BE A FURNITURE DETECTIVE” is now   tisers with websites.
                                                         available for $18.95 plus $3.00 shipping. Send check or money
        the tilting mirror became the “horse” mirror or the   order for $21.95 to Fred Taylor, PO Box 215, Crystal River, FL 34423  THE ARTICLES SECTION- updated with current
        cheval mirror.                                      Fred and Gail Taylor’s DVD, “IDENTIFICATION OF OLDER &   monthly articles
           Etagere- Sometimes called a whatnot, this type   ANTIQUE FURNITURE”, ($17.00 + $3.00 S&H) are also available   ARCHIVES- of past articles
        of display cabinet is named from the French word   at the same address. For more information call (800) 387-6377   AUCTIONS & SHOW SCHEDULE- Lists upcoming
        “estagiere”, from “estage”, the floor of a building,   (9AM-4PM Eastern, M-F only), fax 352-563-2916, or e-mail info@  VIEW THE ENTIRE ISSUE- in our flip page online edition
                                                All items are also available directly from
        literally a stage for the display of objects.    the website,              ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

                                                                                                                           SOUTH  TAMPA
                                                                                                                           THRIFT  STORE
                                               TAMPA                                      Deb’s                         Antiques, Home Decor, Nick Knacks, Costume
                                                                                    Whistle Stop Depot
                                                                                                                          Jewelry, Glass, Great Clothing, Lamps,
                                                                                                                          Kitchenware,  Linens, Art, Record LP’s,
                                                  AREA                                 Antiques    Collectibles          Electronics, Anything and Everything !!!!!!!

                                                                                      Furniture    Home Decor
                                          ANTIQUES                                      100 NW 4th Avenue               Proceeds pay for animal adoption events.
                                                                                                                                 All volunteer staff.

                                            INCLUDING LUTZ                                Lutz, FL 33549                     Animal Based Charities
                                                                                                                              4465 W. Gandy Blvd.
                                                                                           813-949-8600                         Tampa, FL 33611
                                                                                     Behind  YOUFIT on OAKELLAR ST.
                                                                                                                 2              Tue-Fri 10-5, Sat 10-4  4

                                                                                                                              1002 N. Rome Ave

                                                                                                              Mon-Sat 9-5
                                                                                                               Call first
                                                                                                          We could be out pickin’

                                                                                              World Famous
                                                                                                Gaslight  Antiques

                                                                                                          THREE LARGE GALLERIES
                                                                                                Offering The Finest Quality Antiques Of The 18th & 19th Centuries
                                                                                           • MAIN GALLERY: Victorian walnut & oak bedroom sets, fireplace mantles, armoires, china
                                                                                             cabinets with curved glass, wash stands, secretaries, Victorian sofas, dressers.
                                      3                                                    • OFFICE FURNITURE GALLERY: Fabulous selection of roll top desks, cylinder desks, flat tops
                                                                                             desks, file cabinets, conference tables, bookcases, etc.
                    5                                                                      • GEORGIAN GALLERY: Chippendale style dining tables and chairs, breakfronts, game tables,
                                                                                             highboys, empire chests, four poster beds, fabulous selection of Tiffany style lamps.

                                                                                             OPEN    3616 Henderson Blvd.
           4                                                                               10:30-4:00       813-870-0934                  1 Block East
                                                                                                Visit us at:                              of Dale Mabry
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