Antique vanity with moveable mirrors.

Oct 26, 2020. 19:19 UTC
Antique vanity with moveable mirrors.
United States of America

Acquired from

For sale

Has a carved date of 1784 on the back. In distressed condition. Finials are missing and wheels are missing.


It belonged to my mother who passed away in 1988. I don’t know history before that. She had it for a number of years.

Answered within about 16 hours
Oct 27, 11:08 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$400 - $600 USD

Insurance Value

$1,000 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Gayleen,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

This mirrored vanity was mass-produced in the mid 20th century (probably in the 40s-50s); the number '1784' is not a date but most likely a pattern or model number. A lot of the companies making furniture at the time would put their label (or stamp or mark of some sort) on the pieces somewhere discrete (inside of a drawer, on the bottom, on the back) so IF you happen to see something, let me know in case it's relevant to the value.

If you'd like this appraisal to include dimensions, which is customary, please send me the height, width and depth and I'll update this ASAP.

Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

An American Colonial Revival style walnut mirrored vanity
unattributed maker, mid 20th Century (circa 1940s-1950s)
centering a long mirror with ogee shaped top (now lacking finials) and with adjustable 'wings', the case comprising two stacks of four long drawers, all raised on eight short bulbous legs with brass sabots (now lacking casters). The back stamped '1784'
PROVENANCE: inherited
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you for using Mearto.

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