This fabulous piece was manufactured by Avalon Yatton during the 1960's. Small but perfectly formed with elegant angles and curves, it was designed to fit into the corner of a room as a dressing table - however the mirror can be removed easily, so it could also be used as a desk/writing table if space is at a premium. It is the perfect height to pull up a chair and sit comfortably, or to stow a stool away underneath.
It has been refinished using Coal Black Fusion Mineral Paint to match the original black trim, and the original wood veneer has been treated with fresh wax to enhance the grain and add a subtle sheen. The original handles have been replaced with solid brass conical knobs, and the piece sits proudly on new PrettyPegs tapered wooden legs with solid brass ferrules.
Not only lovely to look at, this piece also provides really useful storage, with a central drawer (perfect for make-up!) and little cupboards lined with sycamore veneer on either side, just the right height to stow beauty products away standing upright.
Please note, the piece has been photographed against a straight wall, however it is designed and shaped to fit into a corner. More pictures available by request, please do get in touch.
Height (top surface) 75cm
Height (for knees, below drawer) 60cm
Height (including mirror) 138cm
Depth (along wall from back corner to front) 74cm
Depth (from back corner to front middle) 65cm
Please get in touch should you wish to clarify these measurements.
Mainland UK delivery (to majority of postcodes), £40. For remote areas, Ireland, the highlands and islands, please contact me with your postcode before you buy, to confirm any additional costs.
I work with several specialist couriers, whom I trust fully with my furniture, and my customers! They work to specific routes across the UK, so a degree of flexibility with delivery dates and times will be required. They will keep you fully informed with a time slot in advance and a more accurate ETA on your delivery day. Assistance may be required with lifting.
Alternatively, but entirely at your own risk, you are welcome to arrange your own collection from me in Brighton.
My items are very carefully restored and restyled, with every attention to detail. But remember, they are hand-finished, preloved vintage pieces - please expect characterful imperfections and not a factory modern finish.
This piece is in lovely, newly refinished condition. The original black trim and wood surround has some very minor age-related marking, as to be expected - only noticeable on close inspection. The central drawer runs smoothly. The mirror remains in excellent condition, with no tarnishing to speak of.
CARING FOR YOUR PIECE
This piece has been refinished using Fusion Mineral Paint, a specialist furniture paint with an environmentally conscious formulation and virtually zero VOCs.
The paint finish is highly durable - but as with any hand painted/refinished item, it will be important to treat your piece with extra care, to keep it looking lovely for years to come. Painted surfaces can be used gently after only 48 hours of drying time, however the paint will usually take a further three weeks to fully cure - during this time, heavier items should not be placed on top.
Ensure any items placed on to the surfaces are clean and not sticky underneath, always use mats/coasters and wipe away any spillages immediately with a soft cloth. Use a soft cloth to dust (dampen with clean water if necessary).
Please note, I cannot accept responsibility for any damage caused once the items are in your care.