Antique English Victorian Mahogany Adjustable Barbers Shaving Stand & Vanity Mirror (Circa 1860)


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Object Description

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid mahogany & brass adjustable shaving stand, circa 1860, in excellent condition.

• Item: Shaving stand
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid Mahogany
• Height adjustable positional circular bevelled mirror
• Moulded mirror frame
• Original working mechanism
• Rotating moulded tabletop
• 2 lidded compartments to tabletop
• Ring turned, carved centre column with reverse finial
• Splayed scroll feet
• Could also be used as a make-up stand
• Solid in joint
• Stunning colour & patination
• Excellent condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid mahogany & brass adjustable shaving stand, circa 1860, in excellent condition. The shaving stand boasts a circular bevelled mirror in a moulded frame. The mirror is positionable and height adjustable; a mechanism positioned on the back of the mirror allows it to be angled up or down, while a wooden threaded peg, set within a small turned column, can be loosened to allow the mirror to be raised up and rotated, then tightened again to lock it in place. The mirror is raised on a brass pole, set within the turned column. Below, the stand features a turned tabletop, which can rotate interdependently from the mirror and includes two internal compartments, accessed by a lid on either side. The tabletop sits atop a ring turned and carved column, terminating with a reverse finial. The column is supported by the original splayed scroll legs. Although originally designed as a shaving stand, it would serve well as a makeup stand too.

The shaving stand exhibits a rich dark brown colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This shaving stand would complement any home, especially the bathroom or bedroom.

It 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.

Raised height = 165.4cm or 65⅛” or 5ft 5⅛”
Lowered height = 134.8cm or 53” or 4ft 5”
Diameter = 50cm or 19⅝” or 1ft 7⅝”
Mirror diameter = 33.2cm or 13” or 1ft 1”
Mirror diameter including frame = 40cm or 15¾” or 1ft 3¾”
Mirror frame depth = 3.5cm or 1⅜”

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.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

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:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

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 antique Victorian mahogany shaving stand is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges and inside compartments, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. We have fitted a new top-quality bevelled mirror to the shaving stand, therefore the glass is free from any scratches, marks or foxing. The brass mechanism has been cleaned and serviced in our workshops and is smooth-running and also solid. No breaks or damaged to the mechanism. The table-top and column are solid and the feet are original, with no breaks. The stand has a lovely warm colour and patination. This shaving stand is well constructed, solid in joint, sits firm on the ground and is ready to use.

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Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
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