Original Midcentury 1960s Peter Hayward Dressing Table
This is such a well-made, beautifully designed, vintage dressing table in all its complete glory and in outstanding condition. We know it’s a Peter Hayward design, most likely for Uniflex, although curiously it features his signature square handles, later seen on his Vanson-designed pieces so we’re not quite sure where this specific model fits. It dates from the 1960s. With four generous drawers and a triptych of mirrors that can be angled, it’s a large piece, perfect for the person who enjoys taking their time getting ready. There are some lovely features like the lip around the top, the subtle use of different wood tones across the exterior surfaces and those square, central handles. There is the option to remove the mirrors and repurpose it as a desk.
This is an original piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in overall excellent, used condition. We have cleaned the dressing table and applied a natural beeswax polish but nothing more, quite simply because it doesn’t need it. All four drawers slide with ease, are clean and tidy inside and are beautifully made with dovetail joints. The top surface is in remarkably good condition – normally dressing tables are heavily marked here – with just a single, faint scratch to call out (shown in a photo). The large central mirror can be angled forward with a clever mechanism at the back, and the two side mirrors can be angled inwards. All hinges are in excellent working order. If you wished to use this piece as a desk, the mirrors could be easily unscrewed. The dressing table is structurally solid and sound with no signs of repair or areas of concern. Sadly there is no maker’s stamp, although we can attribute it to Peter Hayward. Please do browse our photos for an good sense of how great this piece is.
If you have any questions or would like to view it, please do get in touch.
H to the top of table: 66.5cm / H to top of mirror: 120cm / W: 152.5cm/ D: 50cm