• Item: Dressing Table
• Circa: 1880
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: English
• Wood: Burr walnut veneers
• Adjustable central mirror
• 2 exquisitely carved pierced fretwork mirror supports
• 2 small drawers atop pedestals
• 4 working graduated drawers to pedestals
• Original floral carved cup handles
• Hand dovetailed mahogany lined drawers
• Quarter beaded drawer interiors (a sign of quality)
• Original turned mirror screws
• Bead moulded cushion plinths
• Completely original structure
• Fantastic colour & finish
• Excellent condition
• Solid in joint
• Free UK delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns
Here is an exhibition quality Victorian Burr Walnut pedestal dressing table, circa 1880, in excellent original condition. The dressing table boasts a central rectangular adjustable mirror with an arched top, encased in a moulded frame, featuring a central carved floral pediment above. Stunning floral pierced fretwork carved arms support the mirror frame. The angle of the mirror can be adjusted by turning the brass knobs, which have steel threaded screw ends that sit into the mirror frame. The mirror supports rest upon the pedestals, which feature two small drawers on either side. The small drawer compartments and the pedestals themselves both boast burr walnut tops with moulded edges; the top and pedestals also display further bead moulding. The dressing table features 9 drawers, with four to each pedestal, and a single central drawer. All drawers are mahogany lined, hand dovetailed, and boast quarter beading and the original blue paper lining. The dressing table rests on the original bead moulded plinths. The item retains the original backboards to the base and mirror. The mirror and carved arm supports can be dismounted for easy storage and transportation.
The dressing table features a rich brown walnut colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination. This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
This dressing table would look superb in the bedroom. The item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This dressing table is in excellent original condition, having been French polished in our workshops. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no marks, stains or scratches to the tops of the pedestals. The mirror, which is the original mirror, is in very good condition, with only some very small signs of foxing against the frame at the top; this is perfectly acceptable, considering it’s a Victorian mirror. The drawers close flush to the frame and they also retain their original carved wooden handles. There are some old use marks to the drawer bottoms (see photos). This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 163.3cm or 64¼” or 5ft 4¼”
External Width = 126.6cm or 49⅞” or 4ft 1⅞”
External Depth = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Mirror Height = 63.8cm or 25⅛” or 2ft 1⅛”
Mirror Width = 44cm or 17⅜” or 1ft 5⅜”
Knee Height = 59cm or 23¼” or 1ft 11¼”
Knee Width (pedestals) = 42.3cm or 16⅝” or 1ft 4⅝”
Knee Width (plinths) = 39.5cm or 15½” or 1ft 3½”
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