Circa 1800, late George III mahogany and inlaid lift top dressing table. The top, with its string inlay with a stylish pattern on the corners, has a moulded edge and it is hinged. Inside is a green baize board which can be removed, showing the original apertures for the basin and containers. Beneath the top there are 2 faux drawers and oval cast brass handles and 2 cupboard doors with inlay similar to the top. There is a small axe head drop in the centre for opening and closing and inside there is an open felt lined space. The whole table stands on 4 square tapered legs with a stylish satinwood and ebony panel at the top and a concave arch with a dot above it. Examples of this occur in the Edinburgh Directory of Furniture.
- 87cm high x 63cm wide x 50cm deep.