Victorian Dressing Table
A late Victorian teakwood dressing table with a rectangular swing mirror supported by shaped arms, and sitting above two trinket drawers. The drawers are slightly lifted from the moulded table top below which a pair of frieze drawers are raised on turned supports joined by a plain stretcher.
44" x 19" x 63" [ W x D x H ]
Since the structure of the piece is strong and perfectly intact, it only requires 5-6 coats of traditional natural polish finished with wax to bring it up to 'excellent' condition.
The history of the dressing table goes as far back as the decorative boxes made by Egyptians to hold cosmetics. In Europe, the dressing table which was an evolution of the toilette was first developed in the beginning of the 17th century. By the 18th century, it became a luxury item for privileged or titled women, a mark of social standing as well as an object for fine design and craftsmanship.