September 10, 2016

A large selection of mirrors awaits you. Only at Mill House Antiques. 

September 10, 2016

A perfect time for a drive and a visit to Mill House Antiques.  More than an ordinary experience.

September 5, 2016

Did you know that the Gainsborough chair is supposedly named after the British artist and portraitist Thomas Gainsborough?

While there is no solid proof as to the origin this claim, it has long been thought that the Gainsborough chair was named such as this particular style of chair was often depicted in his paintings.  Perhaps, it was the comfort of the chairs that allowed sitters to be painted for long periods.  Though Gainsborough is the most common nomenclature used for this sty...

September 5, 2016

Did you know that the small paintings in the corners of a tall case clock's face often represent the four seasons?  Toward the end of the 18th century as enamel and painted dials were incorporated more commonly into English clocks, the highly decorated spandrels or corner ornaments were replaced by painted vignettes.  These vignettes were often just simply painted flowers but in more substantial clocks, particularly those with an arch dial, these vignettes took on an allegorical me...

September 5, 2016


Do you know the difference between a tea table and a game table? 

Quite simply, the tea table has a polished surface on the interior and a game table has a baize surface.   With the fashion of taking tea and other refreshments, the folding side table became quite common in 18th century homes.  While the tables with baize interiors were used for the most part as game tables, tea tables with their polished interiors were certainly more functional.

Take these simple, yet elegant t...

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