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 Georgian mahogany dressing table mirror, English, early 19th century

A Georgian mahogany dressing table mirror, English, 19th century, 46 cm high, 41 cm wide, 18 cm deep

A George III mahogany serpentine front dressing table, circa 1790. 76 cm high, 106 cm wide, 62 cm deep

Georgian mahogany ladies dresser with 2 drawers, plus a cabriole leg rattan top stool. Height 76 cm, width 108 cm, depth 53 cm

A late Georgian mahogany bow front dressing table mirror. Height 60 cm. Width 61 cm. Depth 24 cm

Georgian mahogany dressing table mirror, with inlay and 3 drawers, 55 cm wide

A George III Mahogany Gentlemans Dressing Table, the hinged top revealing cavities, below a drawer, open self, above a drawer with lower square chamfered legs. 85 cm high, 37 cm wide, 51 cm deep

A George III Mahogany Gentlemans Dressing Table, the hinged top revealing a lifting mirror and cavities with a cupboard and drawer below on square legs. 81 cm high, 45 cm wide, 45 cm deep

A French provincial 18th century Louis XV kingwood, tulipwood and walnut coiffeuse, the central sliding panelled top with mirror to the reverse, flanked to each side by a hinged open compartment, the front with pull-out slide inset with a green baize surfa

A small French 18th century provincial walnut, fruitwood and parquetry coiffeuse, the rectangular hinged top inlaid with a lozenge, with a low three-quarter gallery surround, opening to reveal two open compartments, the right side with a small frieze drawe

A George III style mahogany and burr yew dressing table, the triptych mirror above five small drawers and two short drawers to the frieze. Width 93 cm. Depth 40 cm. Height 142 cm

George III mahogany gentleman's dressing table twin flap top revealing telescopic mirror, small cupboard and drawers below, square legs joined by X-framed stretchers

A Georgian period desk or dressing table, on cabriole legs terminating in pad feet, shaped apron, two small drawers below a full width drawer, original brass handles and escutcheons, veneered top and drawer fronts. Note; requires restoration. Width 85 cm d