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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Victorian walnut cheval dressing table with twin pedestal drawers

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

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 Victorian, mahogany, twin pedestal dressing table with swivel mirror

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 Colonial kauri swing mirror twin pedestal dressing table, with burr totara banding. 11 drawers, turned galleries and faceted supports. Width 124 cm. Length 191 cm

A Victorian twin pedestal dressing table in mahogany fitted with a swivel mirror. Width 120 cm. Depth 50 cm. Height 140 cm

An Edwardian style mahogany twin pedestal dressing table 136 cm wide 61 cm deep

19th century huon pine dressing table with a rectangular plate mirror, a shaped surround, two pedestals, an arrangement of four small drawers and five larger drawers to each pedestal, and a shaped plinth base