Antique English Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Makeup Dressing Table with Mirror (Circa 1870)


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Object Description

Here is an exhibition quality Victorian Mahogany pedestal dressing table with a central long mirror, circa 1870, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Dressing Table
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: English
• Wood: Solid Mahogany
• Large adjustable full length 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
• Central shoe compartment with hinged lid
• Hand dovetailed mahogany lined drawers
• Quarter beaded drawer interiors (a sign of quality)
• Original turned mirror screws
• Moulded cushion plinths
• Completely original structure
• Fantastic colour & finish
• Excellent condition
• Solid in joint
• Dismantles for safe transportation
• Free UK delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 day UK returns

Here is an exhibition quality Victorian Mahogany pedestal dressing table with a central long mirror, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The dressing table boasts a full-length rectangular adjustable mirror with an arched top, encased in a moulded frame, featuring a central carved floral pediment to the top. 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 figured mahogany tops with moulded edges. The pedestals incorporate four working graduated, mahogany lined drawers. The drawers are constructed with hand-dovetailed joints and the drawer linings are are quarter beaded (a sign of quality). To the centre of the dressing table, below the mirror is a central show compartment with a curved hinged lid. The dressing table rests on the original moulded plinth. 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 red and brown mahogany 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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 166.3cm or 65½” or 5ft 5½”
External Width = 141.2cm or 55⅝” or 4ft 7⅝”
External Depth = 53.6cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Mirror Height = 120cm or 47¼” or 3ft 11¼”
Mirror Width = 43.9cm or 17¼” or 1ft 5¼”

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.

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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 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 generally good condition, but does show some signs of foxing; this is perfectly acceptable, considering it’s a Victorian mirror. The pedestal 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.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1829 458 070
+44 (0)7960 738 212

Dealer Location

Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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