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Illusion Table: Designed in 2005 by Danish designer John Brauer, the Illusion table is made out of 3mm-thick acrylic. It gives the impression that there is a tablecloth over an end table. I have always loved this!!!

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Dressing table

Dressing table 1820-1835:In Britain painted satinwood furniture based on styles of the 1780s and 1790s remained popular until at least the 1830s. Cabinet makers adapted and changed the designs slightly to satisfy the fashions of the time. This dressing-table was possibly adapted from a design published in 1788 for a combined writing- and dressing- table. It may have been made in the 1830s as there are hand made screws used in the construction and handles made of Sheffield plate.

This table, designed by Edward William Godwin around 1872, demonstrates the ideals characteristic of the Aesthetic movement in Britain from the 1860s to 1880s. The overall composition of the table, with its attenuated lines and asymmetrical organization of stretchers and posts, creates a rhythm of horizontal and vertical elements that echo Asian as well as traditional English influences. Another example of this table was made in about 1871 for Godwin's wife, the actress Ellen Terry,