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 rectangular dressing table in walnut, single drawer to frieze and standing on lyre shaped supports with turned stretcher. Height 74 cm, width 101 cm, depth 58 cm.

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

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

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

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 German Exhibition walnut stretcher based dressing table, circa 1880, with maker's mark of C. Prachtel, Berlin, Purveyor to the Empress, with a galleried upper section, a central mirror and three panelled and embellished drawers, the table with three draw

A French style walnut ladies dressing table. 74 cm high, 80 cm long, 44 cm deep

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

A French walnut veneer dressing table, circa 1940. A shaped mirror back with folding side panels, above a quarter veneer top and four drawers, one partitioned and flanked by fitted cupboards, with an applied foliate feature to each door incorporating the h

A French Louis XV style walnut poudreuse, the hinged tops with floral marquetry decoration and enclosing a mirror, on cabriole legs with ormolu sabots. table. 76 cm high, 79 cm wide, 45 cm deep

A walnut dressing table, circa 1920s, having a cloud shaped mirror with a semi-circular carved foliate feature above a book end veneer top, a shallow central drawer flanked by two deep drawers all with tear drop brass pull handles on small plates, with lon

Impressive antique French Louis XV style walnut marble topped dressing chest, approx 218 cm high, 129 cm wide, 53 cm deep

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

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

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

French Louis XV style walnut dressing table with floral marquetry, approx 76 cm high, 78 cm long, 45 cm wide

Antique French walnut Louis XVI style dressing table, approx 81 cm wide

Antique French Henri II walnut mirrored dressing chest, approx. height 220 cm, length 122 cm

Antique French walnut dressing table, approx. 224 cm x 118 cm

A French walnut dressing table, circa 1920, with a central bevelled full length mirror within a frame with a carved pediment and decorative spandrels, flanked by onyx topped cabinets each with a single drawer and rose carved panelled cupboard doors and upo

Art deco walnut dressing table with decorative inlay and glass top, mirror separate, 111 cm wide, 79 cm high

A French Louis XV style walnut dressing table, the winged mirrors above a marble top, on high cabriole legs. 140 cm high, 84 cm wide, 51 cm deep.

Antique Victorian walnut dressing table with a central cylinder glove drawer

A French Louis XV style walnut dressing table. Rectangular of serpentine outline with shaped swing mirror, two small frieze drawers on carved cabriole legs with a conforming dressing chair. 142 cm high, 83 cm wide, 47 cm deep

A Continental walnut dressing table, circa 1920, with an oval swing mirror above small handkerchief drawers, with a black marble top, below two drawers on square tapering legs. 156 cm high, 108 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A Victorian burr walnut twin-pedestal dressing table with four jewel drawers, the base with nine drawers, bevel-edged mirror, three-quarter corner columns. Width 160 cm

An Art Deco mirror backed dressing table with matching footstool French, c.1930 burr walnut, mirror, glass, brass 143 cm high, 113 cm wide, 54 cm deep (dresser) 48hx 55 cm wide, 38 cm deep (stool)

A good Victorian walnut dressing table, James Shoolbred & Co., London, 1870s/'80s, the rectangular top with a gallery of two small drawers supporting the original bevelled mirror in a swinging crested and moulded frame, with a pair of frieze drawers, raise

A mid-Victorian burr walnut dressing table, the serpentine top with a gallery of small drawers flanking a cylinder-top compartment and supporting a swinging rectangular mirror, with a frieze drawer, on carved scrolling front supports with a shaped low unde

A Victorian burr walnut dressing table, the shaped rectangular mirror within scroll supports above six short drawers and a single frieze drawer, raised on a platform base, 119 x 175 x 58 cm.

A Louis XVI style walnut, thuya and marquetry inlaid dressing table, French, circa 1880, the rectangular top with marquetry inlaid panel opening to reveal a sliding jewellery box and mirror, raised on fluted tapering legs joined by a cross stretcher, 62 cm

A French walnut dressing table, circa 1920, the rectangular table top with swing mirror supported by two shaped and carved arms each on twin petite drawers to each side over two further drawers all raised on long cabriole legs. Height 165 cm. Width 90 cm.

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