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 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

Early cedar dressing table. Carved supports to mirrored back and base. One drawer. Weight 138 cm height 170 cm diameter 59 cm

Early cedar dressing table. 3 drawers to top, with 1 drawer below. Carved supports. Weight 120 cm diameter 58 cm height 90 cm

Vintage cedar winged dressing table with matching stool (2)

Federation cedar dressing table. Height 166 cm. Width 120cm. Depth 52 cm

A 19th century Australian colonial cedar dressing table, with a swing mirror on two banks of drawers, of serpentine outline the frieze with drawer on cabriole legs terminating in plinth

Colonial cedar dressing table. Framed swing mirror and two drawers. Turned legs and mirror pillars. Length 120 Depth 61 height 148 cm

A Victorian cedar dressing table, bow-fronted, the top mounted with two small drawers and an arched mirror swinging between carved uprights, on turned front supports on a low shaped under-tier. Height 137 cm. Width 108 cm. Depth 51 cm.

A small cedar dressing chest Australian, circa 1880 152 x 92 x 45 cm

A 19th century Australian cedar dressing table. Width 122 cm. Depth 53 cm. Height 150 cm

An Australian cedar dressing table/chest, with a cartonnier having two side drawers, and a central adjustable mirror with two fish shaped brackets either side, the lower chest with two half drawers and two full