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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Antique French Louis Philippe mahogany and marble topped dressing table, swivel oval mirror, approx 138 cm high, 76 cm wide, 42 cm deep

A marble top huon pine dressing table, W.H. Rocke & Co, Melbourne, circa 1875, 168 cm high, 128 cm wide, 60 cm deep. Literature: Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1788-1938, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, Casuarina Press Ptd Ltd, Wool

A marble top huon pine dressing table, Tasmanian, circa 1875, 77 cm high, 122 cm wide, 54 cm deep

Impressive antique French Louis XV style walnut marble topped dressing chest, approx 218 cm high, 129 cm wide, 53 cm deep

Antique dressing table mirror plus mirror base with marble top (2)

Antique French mahogany dressing table, with marble top, approx 132 cm high, 64 cm wide

Antique French Charles x marble topped dressing table with swan neck support mirror

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

A French Louis XV style walnut dressing table, the winged mirrors above a marble top, on high cabriole legs. 140 cm high, 84 cm wide, 51 cm deep.

Antique French Louis XVI marble topped dressing table, approx 90 cm wide, 103 cm high

Antique French inlaid dressing chest, fitted with a marble top, the top drawer reveales a secretaire, the base fitted with pull out slides

A Continental walnut dressing table, circa 1920, with an oval swing mirror above small handkerchief drawers, with a black marble top, below two drawers on square tapering legs. 156 cm high, 108 cm wide, 50 cm deep

Antique French mahogany fitted dressing chest, with fitted marble inlaid interior, with pull out bidet, 82 cm long, 50 cm deep. Standing on turned tapering legs

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

Good French provincial walnut five drawer dressing table with marble top and shaped mirror

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