Learn about Dressing Table

A table or cabinet fitted with mirrors, small drawers and compartments, used especially by ladies at their toilette. There have been many variations over the past two centuries. The great 18th century designers delighted in contriving elegant tables, ingeniously fitted with all kinds of sliding and hidden mirrors, drawers and cosmetic boxes. Some versions had small bookshelves and drawers in the superstructure, while others were plainer, square tables, with fold over lids which, when opened, revealed the mirrors and compartments.

Victorian dressing tables followed the prevailing fashions of the various revival styles, although the form became established as a table supported by scroll, turned or cabriole legs, with an oval or square mirror and a series of small drawers known as a Duchess dressing table. Another version consisted of two pedestals, fitted with drawers on either side of a cheval mirror.

Edwardian dressing tables were usually plainer, with typical turned legs, squarer lines and sometimes containing wing mirrors. more...
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An Edwardian mahogany dressing table, early 20th century, the mirror backed table with a relief carved arch top flanked by pairs of small drawers with two half width drawers below with pierced brass hardware, a stretcher shelf and supported on turned legs,

Maple & Co Edwardian period Sheraton Revival mahogany dressing table, inlaid satinwood banded decoration, two doors with inlaid classical maidens, oval bevel mirror, original 'Bale' handles, central drawer stamped Maple & Co Ltd, applied makers plaque, Map

An Edwardian mahogany dressing table mirror the mirror is a folding three panel, hinged design. Height 85 cm. Width 89 cm

Sheraton style Edwardian dressing table, early 20th century, with bevelled glass mirror back, the dressing table is decorated with boxwood stringing, inlaid with chequered stringing borders to the drawers and back board, the mirror is swivel type and adjus

A fine Edwardian rosewood twin pedestal dressing table, the central swivel bevelled glass mirror flanked by drawers and mirrored gallery panels above pedestal drawers, all in rosewood with fine satin wood inlay 137 cm width, 60 cm depth, 175 cm high

Edwardian pine dressing table with five drawers and three mirrors, 107 wide approx

Edwardian Sheraton Revival mahogany dressing table with marquetry inlay, 3 drawers and swing mirror. 107cm wide, 52cm deep, 166cm high

An Edwardian huon pine six drawer dressing table bevel wing mirrored stretcher based with spindle finial decoration

An Edwardian pine dressing chest, 91 cm wide. 46 cm deep, 159 cm high

An Edwardian style mahogany twin pedestal dressing table 136 cm wide 61 cm deep