Antique Anglo-Indian Victorian Colonial Teak Dressing Table with Mirror (Circa 1870)


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Object Description

This is a good quality Victorian Anglo-Indian colonial solid teak dressing table & mirror, circa 1870, in excellent condition.

• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: India
• Wood: Solid Teak
• Oval shaped bevelled mirror
• 2 finely carved mirror supports
• 3 cushion drawers to top section
• 2 working drawers to base
• Hand dovetailed teak lined drawers
• Brass key escutcheons
• Working locks with key
• Turned drawer knobs
• Peg construction
• Elegant ring turned legs
• Highly decorative
• Fantastic colour & finish
• Excellent condition
• Solid in joint
• Dismantles into 3 sections for safe transportation
• Free UK delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a good quality Victorian Anglo-Indian colonial solid teak dressing table & mirror, circa 1870, in excellent condition. Highly decorative, the dressing table features the original oval shaped bevelled mirror, which is encased with a moulded frame, supported by finely carved upright and out swept arms. The angle of the mirror can be adjusted by tilting the mirror itself, which is attached to the supports with steel threaded screw ends that sit into the mirror frame. Further below, there are two levels to the dressing table; the top level incorporates a bank of three bowed drawers with turned knobs, all which are teak lined and hand dovetailed. Each level of the table boasts lovely moulded edges. The main section of the table houses two large teak lined hand dovetailed drawers, which incorporate brass working lever locks (with key), turned knobs and the original brass key escutcheons. The drawer fronts also feature elegant scribe mouldings. The table stands on the original elegant ring turned teak legs. The dressing table dismantles into three sections (the mirror un-screws and the top bank of drawers can be removed from the dressing table base) to allow safe transportation and access into the house.

The dressing table features a rich red and brown teak 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 is extremely decorative and 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 table dressing table originates from India and it is likely that it would have been commissioned for a wealthy lady during the days of the British Raj, in colonial India, during the mid-late Victorian period.

External Height = 147.8cm or 58⅛” or 4ft 10⅛”
Table Height = 71.7cm or 28¼” or 2ft 4¼”
2nd Tier Table Height = 84cm or 33” or 2ft 9”
External Width = 119.7cm or 47⅛” or 3ft 11⅛”
External Depth = 61.2cm or 24⅛” or 2ft ⅛”
Mirror Height = 55.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Mirror Width = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Knee Height = 54.5cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”

The price for this item is £1,650, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

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We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
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International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This dressing table is in excellent overall condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The dressing table has been French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop. There are no stains or scratches to the top of the table. The mirror is original, and as such, does show signs of age, foxing and scratches (see photos). However, it remains in generally good condition and perfectly functional. If you prefer to have a new mirror fitted, this can be replaced for £45. All drawers run without obstruction and close flush to the frame. The two large drawers incorporate later working brass lever locks (with working key) and boas the original key escutcheons. The turned knobs are most likely old replacements. The dressing table dismantles into three sections (the mirror un-screws, the top bank of drawers can be removed from the dressing table) to allow safe transportation and access into the house. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.

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