Dressing table


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Period inventories refer to this type of table as a “chamber,” “dressing,” or “toilet” table, indicating its use in a bedroom for grooming. The drawers with drop pulls held brushes, combs, pomade pots, and scent bottles. Frequently made as companion pieces to high chests, dressing tables were often topped by a matching mirrored dressing stand or looking glass.

Dressing table, Cherry, yellow poplar, birch, soft maple, red oak, ash, American

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