Antique Vanity Table With Mirror

antique vanity table with mirror
    vanity table
  • A dressing table
  • a dressing table
  • A collectible object such as a piece of furniture or work of art that has a high value because of its considerable age
  • made in or typical of earlier times and valued for its age; "the beautiful antique French furniture"
  • old-timer: an elderly man
  • shop for antiques; "We went antiquing on Saturday"
  • polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
  • reflect as if in a mirror; "The smallest pond at night mirrors the firmament above"
  • Correspond to
  • (of a reflective surface) Show a reflection of
  • Keep a copy of some or all of the contents of (a network site) at another site, typically in order to improve accessibility
  • a faithful depiction or reflection; "the best mirror is an old friend"

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Really wished I could've gotten more pictures, but no photography/video was allowed inside. Other neat things we saw: old man in a wheelchair with two rifles or shotguns or other large imposing/old-looking firearms (I really don't know anything about guns), an old lady with a firearm, a man who was pushing a wooden chair along but used it to sit while waiting in line, a woman who had a large 50-60 lb. bronze Japanese or Chinese elephant, a lady who had an secretary's wooden desk from the 1800s?, a woman who brought two old 1900s Japanese pieces I think an incense holder and a bowl... worth $1000 each, a lady who brought a pristine old-looking glass mirror/vanity perfume bottle set but was told that the set was new/not antique I think because there was still sticker residue on the bottom of one or more of the glass bottles, some small cowboys/Indians figurines/toys with "made in the United States of America" on them. My friend brought a few old 1910s-1920s Japanese dolls that were valued at around $150 each for the larger ones and $40? for her small one. When we got in we stood in line for a while with other people who had the same entry time (noon). After waiting in line we were directed to tables where we showed an attendant what items we brought and he gave us corresponding tickets, Asian Arts for my friend and Metalwork and Sculpture and Glass for me. Inside there was a walled circle where the appraisers were (and some more people in line and some filming going on) and many lines (one for each category) radiating out from it. You can sort of get a sense of that in this picture, but I took this just outside the exit so it doesn't seem a lot of people were there. A volunteer said around 6,000 people were supposed to visit that day. Oh and some more filming happened outside the circle too, near the wall where we waited in the outside line. Some advice if any of you decide to do this: wear comfortable shoes! This is a must. Also, it may be a good idea to bring a chair if you aren't comfortable standing for two or more hours. (The metalwork/sculpture line took more than two hours I think and the glass line was around one hour.)
I love my vanity table!!!
I love my vanity table!!!
This was another big score (like the funky vintage lamp) from like 8 or 9 years ago... while living in my building in San Francisco. For a long time, I had dreamed of getting an antique vanity dressing table with the big, round mirror on it. One night, I came home from work to discover this vanity, matching bench, plus matching bedside table (from the other pic in this set) sitting forlornly in the hallway next to my next door neighbor's apartment door. From previous experience, I knew this only meant one thing--they were getting rid of it or selling it! Immediately, I slipped a note under their door asking as such and left my phone number. The gal that lived there called me and told me that she was indeed looking to sell the whole set because her boyfriend was moving in with her and she had to make room for his stuff. Pity for her, but bonus for me because guess how much she gave all the pieces to me for? 75 bucks!!! I thought to myself, "The mirror alone is worth more than that!!!" Corey refinished it for me and right after we moved in to Citrus House, he finally got around to replacing the tired and ugly fabric of the bench/trunk's seat cushion with this gold-colored, rose-embroidered fabric sample swatch I had purchased long ago at the fabric store located in the old theatre building on Adams Ave. in Normal Heights. He also fixed the one hinge that had been hanging loose on it forever. Now it looks fantastic! The perfect place to display my cherished perfume collection (it has this cool mirrored platform in the middle of it), framed pictures, and myriad of jewelry boxes. It is one of my most prized possessions. And yes, the little handpainted dresser next to it holds Reese's and Opie's wardrobe. Well, we gotta put their stuff somewhere after all! Hee, hee!

antique vanity table with mirror