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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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An Art Deco-style dresser

May 22, 2018, 12:00 PM PST
Monrovia, CA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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Venetian ladies writing desk/vanity, 30

May 22, 2018, 5:30 PM EST
Delray Beach, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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A French mahogany inlaid lady's cabinet dressing-table, 18th century

May 23, 2018, 3:30 PM CET
Rome, Italy

€4,000 (starting bid)

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Swedish Gustavian Neoclassical Painted Dresser

May 23, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$3,000 (starting bid)

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JEAN-MICHEL FRANK | Dressing Table and Mirror

May 23, 2018, 5:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$24,000 (starting bid)

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DRESSOIR RUSTIQUE Chêne. Trois portes.

May 24, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€70 (starting bid)

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DRESSOIR Chêne sculpté. Quatre tiroirs et dexu portes. Style Régence.

May 24, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€200 (starting bid)

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GRAND DRESSOIR Noyer sculpté, placage de ronce de noyer. Style Renaissance

May 24, 2018, 1:30 PM CET
Bruxelles, Belgium

€240 (starting bid)

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Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture Double Dresser

May 24, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Vertiko Jugendstil

May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM ACDT
Plauen, Germany

€650 (starting bid)

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ZIERLICHE SALONVITRINE IM ROKOKOSTIL

May 25, 2018, 11:00 AM CET
L.-Echterdingen, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

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Dixie Walnut Triple Dresser

May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Danish Style Teak Double Dresser

May 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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A Welsh Oak Dresser, circa 17th Century & Later

May 27, 2018, 10:30 AM AEST
Alexandria, Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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A Dressing Table (Coiffeuse)

May 29, 2018, 7:30 PM GMT
Lisbon, Portugal

€1,000 (starting bid)

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LXVI STYLE MARBLE TOP VANITY WITH BEVELED

May 29, 2018, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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French Provincial carved fruitwood dresser

May 31, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
West Columbia, SC, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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18TH C. FRENCH DRESSER

June 2, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Thomaston, ME, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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FRENCH MARBLE TOP SEMAINIER

June 2, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Thomaston, ME, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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