Amish Heritage Legacy Floor Standing Cheval Mirror, 25 inch Wide - SKU#8060
The Cheval Mirror or 'Cheval Glass' is always a tall but narrow floor-standing mirror, that can usually be tilted by means of swivels, supported between 2 side pillars. Initially used by the gentility for dressing, the Cheval Mirror became popular in the late 1700's, but it's widespread use later diminished as wardrobes fitted with mirror doors became available.
"Horse" was an adjective in early America which referred to something coarse or bigger than the norm in its genre (ex. "horse chestnut, horse radish), and large, floor-standing mirrors were first called "horse" mirrors. At some point, furniture designers thought this designation too unrefined, and chose to use the French term, "cheval" in place of the English "horse". Another explanation is that the original Cheval Mirrors featured height adjustment using lead counterweights and a 'horse', or pulley, from which the name was taken.
This elegant Amish Heritage Legacy Cheval Mirror is a variation on the original cheval design, without supporting posts. The mirror may be tilted by varying the angle of it's rear support bracket. Its simple styling can beautifully complement any of our Colonial or Shaker Style Beds or Cabinets. By using 100% premium American hardwood components, combined with modern glues and a range of quality finishes (see thumbnails above), it actually surpasses the beauty and durability of the Legacy Mirror that it is modeled upon.
Frame Your Reflection In This Elegant Legacy Cheval Mirror - Built To Reflect Back On Future Generations Of Your Family!
Victorian furniture pieces were built to last by caring men who thoroughly understood their tools, materials and craft. Today, our dedicated Mennonite & Amish furniture makers undergo a long apprenticeship to develop keen eyes and skilled hands, and these expert craftsmen enjoy building Your legacy quality furniture with the same unhurried care - providing you with exceptional furniture and outstanding value.
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