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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French parquetry dressing table, lift up mirrored centre, approx 76 cm high, 79 cm wide, 46 cm deep

A French walnut Poudreuse, later 19th century. The small dressing table with a serpentine rectangular top with bullnose edging and quarter veneer panels opening to partitioned and mirrored interior, with slender fluted and tapering supports to a conforming

A French walnut veneer dressing table, circa 1940. A shaped mirror back with folding side panels, above a quarter veneer top and four drawers, one partitioned and flanked by fitted cupboards, with an applied foliate feature to each door incorporating the h

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

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

Early cedar dressing table. Carved supports to mirrored back and base. One drawer. Weight 138 cm height 170 cm diameter 59 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

Antique French Henri II walnut mirrored dressing chest, approx. height 220 cm, length 122 cm

Antique French Henri II mirrored dressing chest, approx. height 220 cm, width 120 cm

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

A Colonial kauri & puriri panelled large swing mirror dressing table, extensively carved mirror flanked by two three-drawer pedestal and mirrored supports over two drawer base. Width 134 cm. Height 206 cm

A French 19th century palisander dressing table the shaped mirror back flanked by small mirrors and shelves above an inset marble top below a long drawer and a pair of panel doors flanked by carved corbels. Height 195 cm. Length 132 cm. Depth 56 cm

Venetian mirrored dressing table, c1930 with three panel engraved mirror over mirrored table top and two frieze mirrored drawers below, raised on cabriole legs a/f. Width 88 cm. Height 120 cm. Depth 44 cm

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

A mid Victorian mahogany dressing table, the swivel mirror back above two drawers on turned end columns and cabriole support. Width 112 cm. Depth 55 cm. Height 157 cm

A mirror-back kauri chest of 5 drawers with mottle veneers and carved/pokerwork supports. Height 190 cm. Width 109 cm

A kauri mirror-back chest of 6 drawers, burr veneers. Height 185 cm. Width 105 cm

A Victorian walnut and pale mahogany dressing table with mirror back