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 rare French 19th century serpentine shaped kingwood and palisander dressing table having two Sevres panelled doors below and twin Sevres panels supporting a mirror, 178 cm high, 106 cm wide, 39 cm deep

A Louis XVI style Boulle dressing table, 19th century, 155 cm high, 110 cm wide, 48 cm deep

A Victorian cedar mirror backed dressing table, second half 19th century, an oval framed mirror flanked by serpentine and pierced vegetal supports above side pedestals each with three drawers centred with an ogee profile hinged compartment, the extended an

A Victorian dressing table, late 19th century, mahogany & cedar, central oval mirror back, six drawer Duchess top over, three drawer base

Late Victorian walnut dressing table, with 6 small drawers above one central drawer, 121 cm wide, 54 cm deep

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

An outstanding Victorian burr walnut dressing table. 158 cm high, 122 cm wide, 57 cm deep.

A Victorian huon pine dressing table with mahogany stain, circa 1880, 120 cm high, 140 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A Victorian houn pine dressing table with marble top, circa 1870, 190 cm high, 125 cm wide, 49 cm deep

A Victorian mahogany duchess dressing table, 176 cm high, 120 cm wide, 54 cm deep

A Victorian oak kidney shaped dressing table with triple mirror plates, the table, 82 cm high, 116 cm wide, 60 cm deep

A Victorian Rococo porcelain dressing table by Turners and Tunstall 1891-1895, finely decorated with hand painted Venetian scenes on a cream and mint green ground, 130 cm high, 146 cm wide, 66 cm deep

A fine Victorian burr walnut dressing table. Mid 19th century, with lovely figuration, having a quatrefoil shaped mirror flanked by pierced scrolling vegetal supports above a central shaped hinged compartment and a pair of three drawer pedestals, the shape

Mid 19th century huon pine demi lune dressing table with pivoting mirror and jewellery drawers

A Victorian mahogany dressing table, second half 19th century, the dressing table with an arched mirror with foliate carved side supports above a rear section with bow front pairs of drawers centred by one other, the breakfront section below also with a ce

19th century French kingwood and parquetry poudreuse of serpentine outline the lift up top with central hinged mirror flanked by lidded compartments, leather inset writing slide and four drawer combination on cabriole legs with ormolu mounts.

A mid Victorian mahogany dressing table 163 cm high. 115 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A Venetian painted dressing table and matching chair, 19th century, the table 76 cm high, 90 cm wide, 55 cm deep

A French walnut Poudreuse, later 19th century. The small dressing table with a serpentine rectangular top with bullnose edging and quarter veneer panels opening to partitioned and mirrored interior, with slender fluted and tapering supports to a conforming

A Victorian mahogany dressing table, mid 19th century, with an arch framed mirror with buttress style supports upon pedestals with three drawers each and a central curved lift top compartment, a curvaceous top with a central frieze drawer and supported on

Victorian walnut demi-lune dressing table with lift lid storage compartment, 102 cm wide, 139 cm high

Late Victorian walnut dressing table, with 5 drawers, lift lid compartment and scroll carved front supports, 120 cm wide

Victorian flame mahogany cheval dressing table circa 1880's. 140 cm high, 150 cm wide, 48 cm deep.

Victorian low mahogany dressing table, with two drawers, scrolled craved legs to a platform base, 82 cm high, 126 cm wide approx

Victorian mahogany dressing table the mirror with pierced floral and fruit moulded surround and uprights, two frieze drawers on leaf topped cabriole legs

Antique Victorian mahogany dressing table, mirrored top with banks of drawers

Ladies fold-out dressing table. French mid 19th century, green painted finish, ormolu mounts & fitted interior with makers plaque 'Cornu Aine Paris'. Height 76 cm, width 58 cm, depth 43 cm

A Kingwood parquetry dressing table, French 18/19th century, with fitted interior, 82 cm high, 52 cm wide

An English Chinoiserie lacquer dressing table mirror, probably English, 19th century, 100 cm high, 46 cm wide, 29 cm deep

A Victorian walnut veneer dressing table, circa1860s, a fine bowfront shaped table having an oval mirror with foliate and pierced scroll supports above a shaped hinged compartment flanked by two pillars each with two small drawers, the table with a single

Antique Victorian mahogany stepped top dressing table with swivel mirror, approx 120 cm wide