I know that dressing tables aren’t that popular these days and as a result I don’t often buy them, but I liked the fact that despite this being a very retro design, there’s also something quite contemporary about it. I think it’s most likely the white drawers that give it a bit of a modern edge, which ironically is the bit that I don’t think is original. When I bought this Modern Heritage dressing table the drawers were already white, but you can see by the overspray that they weren’t always painted, although clearly the paint job was done some time back because the lady I bought it from, who had grown up with it in her parents’ home, had no memory of it ever being any other way! The white could probably do with a refresh, although now that we’ve given it a good scrub it’s probably ok for a few more years, provided that you don’t look too closely! There’s also some wear to the veneer – there are some stains on the left-hand side of the dressing table, and the veneer on the right has started to lift slightly, but we’ve sanded it down and varnished it, so even with the wear & tear it still looks pretty fresh. I like the fact that this is an angled unit that would tuck neatly into the corner of a room, or work just as well in the middle of a wall, and the fact that it still has its original stool (with a new piece of upholstery fabric). It’s also great that there are lights tucked under the bulkhead of the mirror – perfect for when you’re doing your makeup on a grey winter’s morning!
Note: Modern Heritage Funiture traded under the Frystark brand before changing their name.
Dimensions: 164cm wide x 143.5cm tall x 75cm deep (taking into account the angle – without the angle each set of drawers measures 44cm deep); Stool – 52cm tall x 52cm wide