Beard Watson Oak Corner Dressing Table: lower section
Beard Watson, Sydney, cabinet maker, oak corner dressing table circa 1890/1900 in Federation/Art Nouveau manner; probably a special order.
Raised over arch bridged feet with graduated banks of drawers to the sides of an open, straight, buttressed well below a further pair of drawers to the centre of the lower part. The upper comprising a setback, raised platform with a small, long drawer to the left.
Gracefully sweeping supports to the pivoted from above, bevelled edge, inverted shield shape mirror glass with matted, blackened back ground to fruit, berry and leaf carving to either side of the mirror point. A thumb screw is used to lock the mirror at the preferred angle. To the right is a raised above an open well set of three drawers (one long and two short) just inside from a raised on a square, tapering pillar topped by a square platform with concave (depressed) recess. Possible for a favourite piece of jewellery. Lovely honey Oak colour and patina.