Many collectable items from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods are associated with the dressing-table. Jars in glass or porcelain, often highly decorative, were produced at this time for face powder, with silver mounts decorated in Art Nouveau styles. Glass trays in matching sets accommodated hairpins (themselves widely differing in decorative treatment), trinkets and rings. Matching sets of brushes and hand mirrors may be found with silver, electroplate or enamelled backs in contemporary motifs. A wide variety of perfume bottles were made, including by such luminaries as Lalique, Daum and Galle.
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A three piece 'Alabaster' glass dressing table set, circa 1930s, in the manner of Stevens & Williams/Royal Brierley, three tri-footed bowls with extended low domed lids, in apple green alabaster with opaque white mushroom knops and ball feet. H
A sterling silver engine turned dressing table set, 1962 Birmingham, with maker's marks for Adie Brothers Ltd, comprising a hand mirror, clothes brush, hair brush and comb edging in the original presentation case. Height 25.5 cm (mirror and smaller)
English hallmarked sterling silver Art Deco four piece dressing table set comprising a hand mirror, hair brush, clothes brush, & comb, all with machine etched geometrical patterns in a fitted black velvet box. Birmingham, 1938, maker W I Broadway & Co cond
English hallmarked sterling silver & tortoise shell dressing table set comprising a mirror, two clothes brushes, two hair brushes & a cuticle implement in a silk lined case. London, 1927, maker Bs & Co. Dimensions of case 37 x 21 x 7 cm
An Edwardian silver and tortoiseshell dressing table set, comprising a pair of hair brushes, a pair of clothes brushes and a hand mirror, the panelled backs with silver urn and floral swag inlay, floral ribbon border. Birmingham 1919 by E.S. Barnsley & Co
Hallmarked sterling silver and tortoise shell pique work dressing table set consisting of hair brush, pair of clothes brushes and a crystal based box. Birmingham, 1928, maker Daniel Manufacturing Company.
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