SMART CONTINENTAL 1950S SATINWOOD LADY’S DRESSING TABLESKU: by Pure Imagination Ltd
Smart continental 1950s satinwood lady’s dressing table . We found this lovely unusual piece in The Netherlands, but it could be Belgian, French or German. It’s got a very high polish to the satinwood with top quality brass and ebonised handles . Dressing tables were part of every British bedroom in the twentieth century, but really rare in European homes , so we see very few on our travels to Belgium, Holland and Denmark. This one is a real stand-out statement piece. Even the backs of the swing mirrors have a high polish veneer, and although the back of the central mirror is fully veneered it isn’t polished. It’s a sign of real quality to have the backs of mirrors in matching veneers. British mirrors are virtually always just plywood and not designed to be seen.
As to date we reckon on style and construction it will date to the late 1950s or very early 1960s. It’s in lovely vintage condition with very few signs of wear, just 2 or 3 very small knocks which are only obvious when its very closely inspected. We think the wood is satinwood , but if not it’s very similar as there is not the grain you’d expect to see from other light woods such as sycamore , maple or birch