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European Dressers & Vanities

During the latter part of the 17th century, European high society began to commission lavish furniture from craftsmen. The poudreuse, or "toilet table," served as predecessor to the vanities and dressers. These toilet tables featured a small bowl filled with water for removal of cosmetics. A century later, the vanity table was raised and a chair was added.

The epitome of luxury, vanity and dressing tables became synonymous with the upper class. Madame de Pompadour, the mistress of Louis XIV, is depicted at her vanity in a painting and often received visitors while applying her makeup in front of one. Jean-Henri Riesener's Mechanical Table, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, is one of the finest examples of French vanities from this period. Made for Queen Marie Antoinette... Read more

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March 20, 2018, 10:00 AM CET
Zurich, Switzerland

CHF500 (starting bid)

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March 21, 2018, 7:00 PM CET
Antwerp, Belgium

€300 (starting bid)

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Decò style dresser France, 20th century 162x120x47 cm.

March 22, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Roma, Italy

€300 (starting bid)

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Huntley French Provincial Style Dresser

March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Charlottesville, VA, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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Hairdressing table

March 24, 2018, 3:00 PM CET
Gent, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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Bronze-Mounted Carved Mahogany Dressing Bureau

March 24, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$1,300 (starting bid)

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French Walnut marble top mirrored dresser, approx 218cm H x 110cm W x 54cm D

March 25, 2018, 11:00 AM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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March 25, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Larchmont, NY, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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French Empire Revival Dresser

March 28, 2018, 2:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Two Over Four Empire Dresser

March 28, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
Biddeford, ME, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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