The dressing table, or vanity, was often a standard fixture in the ladies boudoir. Whether plain wood or Chippendale style or layers of gathered fabric skirts, the vanity was always accompanied by at least one mirror. Vanity tables were not only for women. The Beau Brummel, the gentleman's version of the dressing or shaving table, was named after the famous "Dandy" George Bryan Brummel. Vanity, thy name is man.... Or at least not exclusive to women. Recreate this 1940's bedroom set with this easy to follow DOWNLOAD from the 1943 "The Sewing Manual for Home Decorating". Prints on 2 8.5" x 11" sheets of paper. Courtesy of CynicalGirl.