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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A mid Victorian mahogany dressing table 163 cm high. 115 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A Venetian painted dressing table and matching chair, 19th century, the table 76 cm high, 90 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany dressing table, mid 19th century, with an arch framed mirror with buttress style supports upon pedestals with three drawers each and a central curved lift top compartment, a curvaceous top with a central frieze drawer and supported on

Victorian walnut demi-lune dressing table with lift lid storage compartment, 102 cm wide, 139 cm high

Late Victorian walnut dressing table, with 5 drawers, lift lid compartment and scroll carved front supports, 120 cm wide

Victorian flame mahogany cheval dressing table circa 1880's. 140 cm high, 150 cm wide, 48 cm deep.

Victorian low mahogany dressing table, with two drawers, scrolled craved legs to a platform base, 82 cm high, 126 cm wide approx

Victorian mahogany dressing table the mirror with pierced floral and fruit moulded surround and uprights, two frieze drawers on leaf topped cabriole legs

Antique Victorian mahogany dressing table, mirrored top with banks of drawers

Ladies fold-out dressing table. French mid 19th century, green painted finish, ormolu mounts & fitted interior with makers plaque 'Cornu Aine Paris'. Height 76 cm, width 58 cm, depth 43 cm

A Kingwood parquetry dressing table, French 18/19th century, with fitted interior, 82 cm high, 52 cm wide

An English Chinoiserie lacquer dressing table mirror, probably English, 19th century, 100 cm high, 46 cm wide, 29 cm deep

A Victorian walnut veneer dressing table, circa1860s, a fine bowfront shaped table having an oval mirror with foliate and pierced scroll supports above a shaped hinged compartment flanked by two pillars each with two small drawers, the table with a single

Antique Victorian mahogany stepped top dressing table with swivel mirror, approx 120 cm wide

A good Victorian burr walnut twin pedestal dressing table, the mirror with arched top and scrolling frieze pediment supported on two ornate scrolling supports, the two pedestals with five graduating drawers each with two bun handles, a lower single drawer

Victorian mahogany dressing table mirror, an oval shaped swing mirror on marble top base, 70 cm wide, 80 cm high

Victorian mahogany mirrored back dressing table with four small and one larger drawer, carved scroll front legs and platform base, 121 cm wide, 152 cm high

A Victorian mahogany dressing table, circa 1870s, a 'D' shaped table with an arched mirror between pierced decorative supports, a roll front compartment flanked by plinths each with three cockbeaded drawers, a frieze drawer and upon bold reeded cap and tur

A Victorian mahogany dressing table, circa 1870s, of curvaceous breakfront form with a quatrefoil shaped mirror between pierced decorative supports, and upon a shaped compartment with three drawers, the base with a frieze drawer and upon generous cabriole

Victorian mahogany dressing table 153 cm wide, 179 cm high

Victorian mahogany dressing table with carved cabriole leg supports

Victorian mahogany dressing table with carved cabriole leg supports

Victorian mahogany dressing table with 2 main & 2 trinket drawers, 124 cm wide, 57 cm deep, 185 cm high

Victorian mahogany dressing table, fitted with 8 drawers, 121 cm wide, 61 cm deep, 174 cm high approx.

Late Victorian mahogany dressing table, with mirror, 2 trinket drawers and centre drawer, 122 cm wide, 54 cm deep, 160 cm high

Antique Victorian walnut dressing table with a central cylinder glove drawer

A Victorian, mahogany, twin pedestal dressing table with swivel mirror

Late Victorian demi lune dressing table with lift lid storage compartment, 91 cm wide, 147 cm high

A Victorian burr walnut twin-pedestal dressing table with four jewel drawers, the base with nine drawers, bevel-edged mirror, three-quarter corner columns. Width 160 cm