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American Dressers & Vanities

American designs for dressers and vanities tended to be simpler than their European counterparts. The Chippendale style was among the most popular, even though it originated in England. The first style of furniture that was named after its maker rather than a monarch, it blended Gothic, Rococo, and Chinese styles. During the early 18th century, Boston was the leading colonial city and the first to implement popular styles such as the Chippendale into their household furniture; however, it wasn't until the latter part of the 19th century that dressing and vanity tables became a common piece of the bedroom furniture suite.

American vanities and dressers were greatly influence by the Art Deco period of the 1920s. In the 1960s, modern molded-plastic valet dressing tables designed by Raymond Leowy were quite prevalent, while today minimalist designs by Korean Choi Byung Hoon are gaining popularity.


Quick Facts

  • A Chippendale carved Cherrywood bonnet-top high chest-of-drawers dresser sold at Christie's New York in January 2012 for $422,500
  • An Art Deco red and black painted dressing table from the first half of the 20th century sold at Christie's London in April 2009 for $2,944

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KENT COFFEY PERSPECTA WALNUT AND ROSEWOOD BEDROOM SET. HIGH CHEST, LOW DRESSER, AND BED.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
KENT COFFEY PERSPECTA WALNUT AND ROSEWOOD BEDROOM SET. HIGH CHEST, LOW DRESSER, AND BED.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3001 Bid
LANE AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT DRESSER CREDENZA. DRAWERS WITH FRAMED X DESIGN. MARKED.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
LANE AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT DRESSER CREDENZA. DRAWERS WITH FRAMED X DESIGN. MARKED.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
EDWARD WORMLEY DRESSER CABINET FOR DREXEL. PRECEDENT.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
EDWARD WORMLEY DRESSER CABINET FOR DREXEL. PRECEDENT.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $120- $160
$800 Bids
American Hand Carved Mahogany Vanity With Mirror, 20th C., H 67.5'' W 41.5'' Depth 24''
Dec 14, 11:00 AM EST
American Hand Carved Mahogany Vanity With Mirror, 20th C., H 67.5'' W 41.5'' Depth 24''
by DuMouchelles
Est: $500- $700
$3750 Bids
EDWARD WORMLEY FOR DREXEL TALL CHEST DRESSER.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
EDWARD WORMLEY FOR DREXEL TALL CHEST DRESSER.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $150- $200
$1000 Bids
KROEHLER MODERNIST BACHELORS CHEST. DRESSER.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
KROEHLER MODERNIST BACHELORS CHEST. DRESSER.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $100- $140
$700 Bids
3PC AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT BEDROOM SET. HIGH AND LOW DRESSERS. NIGHT STAND.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
3PC AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT BEDROOM SET. HIGH AND LOW DRESSERS. NIGHT STAND.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
AMERICAN MODERN LOW CHEST DRESSER.
Dec 06, 10:00 AM EST
AMERICAN MODERN LOW CHEST DRESSER.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
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Grégoire De Lafforest (born 1978) Exo - N°1/12
Dec 14, 5:00 PM CET
Grégoire De Lafforest (born 1978) Exo - N°1/12
by Piasa
Est: €5,000- €7,000
€5,0000 Bids
Stanley Young America dresser with mirror
Dec 11, 12:00 PM EST
Stanley Young America dresser with mirror
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$500 Bids
Henry Link Surfwood collection pine dresser
Dec 11, 12:00 PM EST
Henry Link Surfwood collection pine dresser
by South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.
Est: $100- $300
$500 Bids
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PAIR OF HERRMANN FIRENZA WOODEN DRESSERS
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
PAIR OF HERRMANN FIRENZA WOODEN DRESSERS
by Litchfield Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
Gustav Stickley, Early dresser with mirror, model 625
Dec 13, 11:00 AM CST
Gustav Stickley, Early dresser with mirror, model 625
by Toomey & Co. Auctioneers
Est: $7,000- $9,000
$4,0000 Bids
RALPH LAUREN STYLE LEATHER COVERED STUDDED DRESSER CABINET. UNMARKED.
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
RALPH LAUREN STYLE LEATHER COVERED STUDDED DRESSER CABINET. UNMARKED.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $500- $700
$3500 Bids
GEORGE NELSON DRESSER FOR HERMAN MILLER, MARKED. LIGHT GRAY WITH BLACK FRONT.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
GEORGE NELSON DRESSER FOR HERMAN MILLER, MARKED. LIGHT GRAY WITH BLACK FRONT.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $300- $400
$2000 Bids
3PC VANLEIGH PARTIAL BEDROOM SET. LOW DRESSER / CREDENZA. PR NIGHT STANDS. CONTRASTING DARK STAINED
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
3PC VANLEIGH PARTIAL BEDROOM SET. LOW DRESSER / CREDENZA. PR NIGHT STANDS. CONTRASTING DARK STAINED
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $200- $300
$1500 Bids
MARTIN GERSHON AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE. VANITY DRESSER DESK WITH LAMINATE TOP.
Dec 08, 10:00 AM EST
MARTIN GERSHON AMERICAN OF MARTINSVILLE. VANITY DRESSER DESK WITH LAMINATE TOP.
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $120- $160
$800 Bids
4PC LANE WALNUT PARTIAL BEDROOM SET. AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT CREDENZA, HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS AND TWO
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
4PC LANE WALNUT PARTIAL BEDROOM SET. AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT CREDENZA, HIGH CHEST OF DRAWERS AND TWO
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $500- $700
$3500 Bids
PAUL MCCOBB STYLE AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT CREDENZA DRESSER. SQUARE BRASS FRAME BASE. JOHN STUART LAB
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
PAUL MCCOBB STYLE AMERICAN MODERN WALNUT CREDENZA DRESSER. SQUARE BRASS FRAME BASE. JOHN STUART LAB
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
Lane Paul Evans Brutalist MCM Dresser
Dec 21, 10:00 AM EST
Lane Paul Evans Brutalist MCM Dresser
by The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.
Est: $100- $500
$10 Bids
3pc HERITAGE HENREDON 2 Dressers and mirror
Dec 07, 10:00 AM EST
3pc HERITAGE HENREDON 2 Dressers and mirror
by Uniques & Antiques
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids

Sellers Who Sell American Dressers & Vanities


Uniques & Antiques

Uniques & Antiques

South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.

South Jersey Auction by Babington Auction Inc.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

The Benefit Shop Foundation Inc.

DuMouchelles

DuMouchelles