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13 October 2004Written by ATG Reporter

THIS unusual metamorphic George III mahogany dressing table, right, goes under the Charterhouse gavel on Friday October 15.

The so-called Rudd's table is an ingenious late 18th century design that appears in George Hepplewhite's The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers' Guide. Hepplewhite considered it the most complete dressing table ever made.

He described Rudd simply as 'a once popular character' but his name lives on through the Reflecting Dressing Table (as it is also known) that allows the sitter to see him or herself from any angle. A kneehole table when closed, drawers open and swing out to reveal a series of dressing compartments and two upright mirrors.

Consigned to the Long Street Saleroom, Sherborne, by a Dorset vendor, this Rudd's table is estimated to bring £3000-5000. Contact 01935 812277 for more information.

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