Here at AC Silver we are pleased to be able to offer a beautiful collection of antique and vintage dressing table mirrors.
Whether you are looking for an full vanity set or a vintage hand mirror; we have a selection of wonderful pieces which would be perfect as an item for display, and make for a fantastic gift.
Our range includes examples from the Victorian, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras, as well as more modern twentieth century vintage items.
Andrew Campbell, using his 40 years’ experience within the antique industry, handpicks all silver dressing table mirrors for sale.
All antique and vintage dressing table mirrors at AC Silver come with free and insured worldwide shipping and a 14 day return policy.
Since ancient times, beauty paraphernalia has been stored in a form of ornate box yet it was only in the late 17th century that the vanity we know today began to take shape. The dressing table gained popularity in Europe in the late 1600s, becoming a coveted piece of furniture amongst the wealthy.
Early designs were often ornamented with a ‘dressing table set’, often including a hand-held mirror, hair brush and clothes brush. Dressing table sets are often embellished with decorative panels of enamel and sterling silver. Over time, the dressing table mirror became free standing, to make grooming and hair styling easier. A dressing table mirror is often known as a vanity mirror or sometimes a makeup mirror.
As glass became more popular mid-18th century, a mirror became an essential part of the dressing table and became integrated into the design. Over time the dressing table became larger, with many accompanied with both built-in mirrors and stools, often designed as part of the bedroom furniture set.
The Mechanical Table, created by Jean-François Oeben and Roger Vandercruse in 1761 is one of the finest examples of dressing tables from the Georgian period. The table was most likely intended for Madame de Pompadour who was a mistress, friend and advisor to Louis XV. The table is engineered so the top slides back as the front moved forward to reveal the vanity mirror and additional components.