Learn about Dressing Table Accessories

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)

Antique 835 silver cased dressing table set comprising hand mirror, two brushes and a comb

Art Deco sterling silver & pink enamel dressing table set of scent bottle, vanity jar, jewel box, boot hook, brush and hand mirror

A sterling silver part dressing set, inscribed Edna, by W J Myatt & Co Ltd, Birmingham, 1919 to 1921, comprising a mirror, a comb (a/f), two brushes, two cloth brushes. (6)

Sterling silver & guilloche enamel dressing set hallmarked Birmingham 1926/1927 (Horton & Allday) comprising a hand mirror, shoe horn, buffer & 4 brushes

Three sterling silver dressing table set comprising mirror, brush & comb, hallmarked Birmingham 1937

Victorian ladies dressing set with hallmarked sterling silver mounted tortoise shell, one of the mounts a/f. marked London

A citrine crystal table dressing set. C. 1930's. (7)

A four-piece sterling silver-backed dressing table set, Birmingham 1976, comprising two brushes, mirror and comb

George V sterling silver & tortoiseshell 6 piece dressing table set London 1910, in a fitted case with retailer's stamp for Weir & Sons, Dublin

Early 7 piece Chinese ivory dressing table set. Carved blossom decoration. Three brushes, hand mirror (glass missing), lidded bowl (as inspected), comb & shoehorn. Provenance: Estate late Lawrence & Nora (nee Moon) Illingworth - Collected Shanghai c.1920s-

Frosted blue glass dressing table set, to include two candlesticks and three lidded boxes

Sterling silver and enamel dressing table set cobalt blue in colour, 8 pieces in total

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

Continental silver art deco dressing set in original box and comprising mirror, hair brush and clothes brush, monogrammed 'MRvT' with coronet above

An enamel and silver dressing table set comprising brush, mirror and clothes brush; pink guilloche enamel; G.H.James, London 1928

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

Continental ceramic nine-piece dressing table set, violet decoration.

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

Four piece hallmarked sterling silver and tortoiseshell dressing table set. Birmingham 1922, makers H.Matthews. Hand mirror, clothes brush and two hair brushes.

Sterling silver 4 piece dressing table set, excellent condition, in hard case, mirror, hair brush, comb and clothes brush, hallmarked Birmingham 1953/4

A European Art Deco guilloche and blue tinted glass dressing table set and tray

Hallmarked sterling silver dressing table set, Birmingham 1914-1915 and 1919-1920 (4)

Chinese silver dressing table set consiting of two hairbrushes, one hand mirror and one lidded box all decorated with dragons. Maker Tuck Chang. Weight of the box - 280g

Sterling silver and enamel four piece dressing table set and matching lid for a powder bowl

Early three piece hallmarked sterling silver dressing table set. Mirror and two brushes

Good four piece blue guilloche enamel and silver dressing table set

Sterling silver tortoise shell part dressing table set Birmingham, 1913, comprising of hand mirror and 2 brushes mirror length 28 cm

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.

An Edwardian sterling silver dressing set, Birmingham by Adie & Lovekin Ltd comprising, glove stretchers, tongs and button hook

Boxed 6 piece hallmarked sterling silver ladies dressing table set. Birm. 1919, makers HCI, including handmirror, pair hairbrushes, pair clothes brushes, & comb frame (comb missing).

An Edwardian tortoise shell and sterling silver dressing table set by Hardy Brothers comprising brushes, mirror and jar (4)

Edwardian tortoiseshell and inlaid sterling silver dressing set comprising hand mirror, two hair brushes, clothes brush, pair of candlesticks, tray and three lidded containers (10)

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