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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A c.1910 antique walnut dressing table, with feature cuts of burr walnut to drawer faces, original locks and Art Nouveau handles intact, height 153 cm

Vintage French Art Nouveau dressing table, approx 138 cm high, 90 cm wide, 50 cm deep

Antique French Art Nouveau carved walnut dressing table fitted with swing mirror, approx 150 cm high, 95 cm wide

An Austrian Art Nouveau mahogany dressing table, banded with palisander with a rectangular mirror flanked by swing side mirrors, above three small handkerchief drawers, below three frieze drawers, on cabriole supports.

An Art Nouveau style walnut dressing table with cylindrical tapering legs.