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Dressing table, English, unknown maker, c .1810, mahogany, brass and mirror glass, XF9, ©Sir John Soane's Museum, London. Photograph: Hugh Kelly

Dressing Table, English, unknown maker, c.1810

Mahogany, brass and mirror glass

Height (table): 74cm
Width: 61.5cm
Depth: 41cm
Depth (drop leaf): 18cm
Height (mirror): 53.5cm
Width (mirror): 53.5cm

Museum number: XF9

Curatorial note

With tray top on four turned legs with tapered feet; single drop-leaf at the front and a swing looking glass mounted on the back edge on supports which are superficially similar to those on XF13 but are more like elongated balusters than columns; the square mirror swivels on brass pivots with brass butterfly-shaped turning keys (perhaps a later addition); the mirror probably originally operated in the same way as XF13 with oval brass plates with small decorative drop-handles (now missing; see those XF13 on the sides of the central blocks.

In 2015 this dressing table was reinstated in its original position in the recreated Bath Room 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