Vanity—well, it’s not so bad if we admit it. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the concept of the vanity began with nothing but a box, an ornate fixture crafted to hold keepsakes, oils, perfumes, and jewelry. In the 17th century Europe, commissions for luxurious dressing tables and furniture took off among the affluent.
The Evolution of The Vanity
Since their induction to the Art Deco period in both Europe and America, they embodied luxury and glamour. Today, we can see that they maintained they’re opulent and sought after status. Modern vanities are all this, plus functionality.
Modern vanities are often constructed of wood, marble, laminate, or board varieties. They consist of a piece of furniture that is usually propped up against a wall or corner, a mirror, and a small stool. Some, mostly those placed in bathrooms, can have a sink.
Want a walkthrough on these fabulous sit-downs? Take a look at our GR8 guide to makeup vanities.