Looking for a mirrored Art Deco dressing table

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To whom it may concern:

I am looking for a mirrored, deco dressing table. No wood surfaces, all mirrored, preferably with drawers. I have been looking at antiques but would be interested in a quality reproduction if you know of someone who crafts such a thing. I would like this table to have a mirror as well. Thank you.

-- shawna Barrett (sdbar@optonline.net), October 16, 2001


Hi, I too am seeking a mirrored dressing table from the deco period. Have you found much luck? If you could help me, I would appreciate it. I have been on this hunt for 6 years.

-- Sarah Reinbolt-Staiger (epsar@aol.com), December 12, 2001.

There is a company based in London that manufactures mirrored furniture and can create a bespoke piece for you from the Art Deco period.

Renwick & Clarke tel 020 7720 0311

-- Amanda Swanwick-Aharoni (Amanda.Aharoni@ntlworld.com), February 28, 2002.

A couple of days ago I cassually found your e-mail at the art deco discussion’s forum, where you were looking for a mirrored deco dressing table. I manage an atelier specialliced in restorations as well as in fine reproductions of mirrored deco furniture. Our way of work is totally handcrafted, keeping the 30’s and 40’s process of glass work. The furniture structure is made by precious woods, the glass is polished with differents stones, silvered in the old way and deeply acid carved or etched if it’s required. We also make dressing table mirrors. We have worked for clients like the USA embassy in Buenos Aires, privates residences in Holland, Bresil and Buenos Aires and also importants international locals hotels. If you are specially interested in a particulary desing and you have detailled photos or sketches we can make a reproduction for you. We are located in Buenos Aires Argentina and we can ship all over the world. Please e-mail me if you have any enquiries.

-- Pablo Dieguez (pablo_dieguez@hotmail.com), March 07, 2002.

You will find one at www.altrad.co.za under the furniture section. Its called mirrored dressing table,they also do a chest of drawers.

-- (schleider@mweb.co.za), July 29, 2002.

Shawna, I am an interior designer and have been on a hunt for a mirrored dressing table for close to 2 years. I originally was looking for something very specific; with drawers and aged glass etc. I finally discovered that it was practically impossible to locate uneless you're willing to pay an exorbitant amount of money. I discovered a website--www.dianewatts.com. I eventually purchased one from her, but have since also discovered a line called Nancy Corzine. You might want to look into those two. Good Luck!! Sharon

-- Sharon Kory (sharonlkory@yahoo.com), February 16, 2003.

Try this website.www.theparisapartment.com. This new york based shop specializes in mirrored peices. I am considering ordering the Dresser from altrad.za myself. has anyone had a good/bad experience with this company? I am a bit nervous about shipping a mirrored peice from South Africa.

-- Mary Cogger (mcogg@hotmail.com), March 05, 2003.

I have a deco mirrored vanity with the attached mirror for sale. I also buy from a man outside of Houston who reproduces mirrored furniture and faux bois. I no longer have room for this piece. I am a designer and former antique dealer. I will take a photo. Let me know if anyone is interested.Yhanks.

-- kathryn goodnite (kathryngoodnite2002@yahoo.com), May 04, 2003.

May I suggest that you look at www.fairgreenco.com we produce a range of custom built mirrored furniture and may be able to help you Regards keith Pittman

-- Keith Pittman (KP@Fairgreenco.com), October 23, 2003.

The Well Appointed House carries a beautiful mirrored dressing table in the "Bedroom" section. Check the rest of the website for many other mirrored pieces. http://www.wellappointedhouse.com

-- Melissa Hawks (customerservice@wellappointedhouse.com), November 04, 2003.

if you want to search the typical, swaim furniture and henredon have some nice pieces. to make things more affordable, use dogpile.com as your search engine. you'll find all kinds of things! good luck!

-- ellen turnage (brrybg@aol.com), November 04, 2003.

Check out www.horchow.com, a little expensive but the value is excellent, I myself puchase a mirrored coffee table and I am very happy with this piece.

-- Chris Milom (Christina.milom@impath.com), June 14, 2004.

there are some great mirrored side tables at a store Architexture in los angeles...the owner will make anything

-- song eller (junkmailsg@verizon.net), July 03, 2004.

I read of your search for a mirrored vanity/dressing table and believe that I might have what you are looking for. I inherited this and several other pieces from my aunt years ago. She was a well- known artist and illustrator and lived in NYC across from The Met. This particular piece is a kneehole design with silvered scrollwork pattern imbedded into the silvering of the mirrors, which cover all of the surfaces. There are full sets of drawers on both sides with a flip up vanity top revealing storage underneath. It is extremely well built and has the traditional sea shell pulls. What little wood that shows is a soft buff color. If you are at all interested in this piece and possibly others, let me know and I shall email you photos of the pieces if you are still interested.

Sincerely, Mary Lee O’Dell Rf.odell@comcast.net

-- M ODell (rf.odell@comcast.net), September 17, 2004.

For those of you out there that have any knowledge about deco mirrored furniture....I have an ORIGINAL Deco Mirror Furniture set consisting of Bat Wing Dresser with center mirror that lights up....2 4 drawer stands.....a table...and a trash can....there are paper labels still on the back of each piece .......I want to sell the set but have not been able to find ONE similar piece anywhere on the net.......from what i understand this set is extremely rare...do any of you have any idea how i can go about selling the set and pricing it.....thanks much for any help.....i can send pics to anyone interested...thanks..bob

-- bob botsford (britain@cinci.rr.com), October 11, 2004.

A little off the subject (!) but I am impressed with all the information being offered here.

We commissioned murals to be painted within framed panels around our dining room and are more or less pleased with the outcome. We have deliberated over what to do with the narrow “wall” spaces between, above and below each framed panel (3-4” in width). Wainscoting appears below the panels. It occurred to me that tiled mirror in the Venetian style would be a good idea. The wall spaces are narrow enough that the effect would not be overwhelming yet the reflective aspect of it, with the crystal chandelier, would be rather dramatic. Do you have any opinions about this? What type of mirror stock should be used? Any idea where to obtain it?


-- Dan dan the reflective man (dpoortenga@charter-group.com), October 20, 2004.

Laura Ashley does a lovely mirrored dressing table and other bedroom furniture if thats any help? very plain and angular. If your in the US your stuffed really not sure if the company ships from the UK.

-- joanne plimbley (joanne.m.plimbley@stud.man.ac.uk), November 11, 2004.

www.decodame.com has a line of art deco inspired mirrored furniture in 2005, including a great vanity that can also be used as a writing desk, console table or sofa table. Stepped skyscraper legs, very elegant!

-- Bryan Francis (sitemanager@decodame.com), December 26, 2004.

Hi I know this thread has been going for awhile but if you're still looking, I make an Art Deco mirrored dressing table vanity. You can customize the size, color of the legs, mirror finish and even have the interiors of the drawers covered with padded silk or antique wallpaper. The full line is at www.theparisapartment.com. I also get authentic antique pieces so check in and if you have a picture of what you are looking for, I can make it or find it for you. Claudia

-- Claudia Strasser (claudia@theparisapartment.com), January 27, 2005.

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