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Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm

Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Dressing Table Mirror c.1840 - 81 x 67 cm | Ref. no. 04113 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 04113
Price: £525.00
This is an antique English dressing table swivel mirror, circa 1840.

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This is an antique English dressing table swivel mirror, circa 1840. 

It is made from flame mahogany and has a useful drawer underneath for storing your brushes and combs.

The mirror has hand carved floral decorations to the pediment. There are elegant columns on the sides. The mirror stands on bun feet.


Liven up your dressing table with the addition of this beautiful mirror.
 

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
 


Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 67 x Depth 34

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

Our reference: 04113

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Thomas Sheraton 
(1751 - 1806) was an English cabinetmaker and one of the leading exponents of Neoclassicism. Sheraton gave his name to a style of furniture characterised by a feminine refinement of late Georgian styles and became the most powerful source of inspiration behind the furniture of the late 18th century. His four-part Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterers’ Drawing Book greatly influenced English and American design.

Sheraton was apprenticed to a cabinetmaker, but he became better known as an inventor, artist, mystic, and religious controversialist. Initially he wrote on theological subjects, describing himself as a “mechanic, one who never had the advantage of collegiate or academical education.” He settled in London c. 1790, and his trade card gave his address as Wardour Street, Soho.

Supporting himself mainly as an author, Sheraton wrote Drawing Book (1791), the first part of which is devoted to somewhat naive, verbose dissertations on perspective, architecture, and geometry and the second part, on which his reputation is certainly based, is filled with plates that are admirable in draftsmanship, form, and proportion.

In 1803 Sheraton, who had been ordained a Baptist minister in 1800, published his Cabinet Dictionary (with plates), containing An Explanation of All Terms Used in the Cabinet, Chair and Upholstery Branches with Dictionary for Varnishing, Polishing and Gilding. 

Some of the designs in this work, venturing well into the Regency style, are markedly unconventional. That he was a fashionable cabinetmaker is remarkable, for he was poor, his home of necessity half shop. It cannot be presumed that he was the maker of those examples even closely resembling his plates. 

Although Sheraton undoubtedly borrowed from other cabinetmakers, most of the plates in his early publications are supposedly his own designs. The term Sheraton has been recklessly bestowed upon vast quantities of late 18th-century painted and inlaid satinwood furniture, but, properly understood and used in a generic sense, Sheraton is an appropriate label recognizing a mastermind behind the period. The opinion that his lack of success was caused by his assertive character is hypothetical.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 67 x Depth 34

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 8 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches x Depth 1 foot, 1 inch

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