I was just reminiscing the other day about the 1970s when it was fashionable to antique things. (Antique is a verb in that sentence.) In particular I was thinking of this very piece which my mother made look old by painting and burning. That’s me as maybe a third grader, riding the horse like a proper English gentleman. I’ve recently acquired this piece as my parents have begun to clean out their basement. I suspect it will find a prominent place in my classroom.