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1809 American (Massachusetts) Dressing table with looking glass at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - From the curators' comments: "In the late eighteenth century, independent dressing glasses commonly were placed on tables or chests of drawers. The practice led to the evolution of a new form in bedroom furniture-the bureau with an attached mirror."
1737-1738 British Tripod tea table at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. To conserve space, tables like this were made to have tops that could be tilted so far as to rest vertically. This allowed them to be moved against the wall when not in use - a very practical feature if space was limited and one didn't want a tea table taking up part of the room when tea was not being served.