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baroness blanche staffe Wrote in HER 1893 Etiquette book, The Lady's dressing room, “THE dressing room of EVERY Well-bred Woman should be both Elegant and comfortable in Proportion to HER fortune and Position.” Nowhere was this more true than in the 19th century, when a lady delighted in “getting ready” for the day or evening at a luxuriously appointed vanity. This was her personal space, where she kept a glittering assortment of mirrors, brushes, boxes and products to make herself more beautiful. A dressing table, or vanity—that eminently feminine piece of furniture—served as a personal oasis where she concentrated on her beauty rituals and transformed herself into the most elegant, alluring being she could be.
COLLECTING DRESSING TABLE ANTIQUES