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Dressing-table mirror, English, unknown maker, c.1790-1800, mahogany veneer on a main carcase of deal and mahogany veneer on oak drawer carcases, XF13, ©Sir John Soane's Museum

Dressing-table mirror, English, unknown maker, c.1790-1800, mahogany veneer on a main carcase of deal and mahogany veneer on oak drawer carcases

Height: 74cm
Width: 77cm
Depth: 28.5cm

Museum number: XF13

Curatorial note

With three drawers, all with later turned knobs; the large central drawer with keyhole but the lock is missing; bracket feet; the rectangular swing mirror is mounted on columnar supports with ball shaped finials; brass keys and plates on each side of mirror to adjust angle.

This mirror is shown on a chest-of-drawers (XF14) in J. M. Gandy’s view of Soane’s bedroom of 1825 (Vol. 82, 31).

In 2015 this mirror was reinstated in its original position on chest of drawers XF10 in the recreated Bedroom as part of Phase 2 of Opening up the Soane.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk