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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