19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Vanity

2206-13197 (Click to Inquire About This Item)

51H x 39W x 22D; surface 29H

Location: Baton Rouge


19th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Vanity is the perfect choice to complete a proper bedroom or dressing area!  Able to function equally as well as an impromptu writing desk, such vanities were considered necessary for a lady to complete her toiletries each day.  Supported by four tapered and fluted legs, the casework consists of a drawer tier with rounded edges producing a very traffic-friendly design.  The drawer features a tailored molding in keeping with the rest of the design, and is fitted with a cast bronze ring pull.  Fluted blocks atop the legs frame the drawer, leading the eye up to the surface upon which a pair of jewelry drawers have been mounted, each subtly trimmed and fitted with bronze ring pulls, above which are two smaller but useful surfaces.  From there, the mirror is mounted along the back edge, featuring an oval beveled mirror mounted on gimbals so it pivots, and with mounts adorned with floral and foliate carvings in fine relief matching the crown at the top of the mirror for a timeless neoclassical effect.
Circa 1890s
Measures 51H x 39W x 22D; surface 29H
knee clearance 23H