Vanity is perfectly reasonable if you have that lovely a vanity to sit at, don't you think? I have really wanted a vanity for a while, and I keep finding lovely (and far too expensive) antique wood vanities. They are gorgeous, but for something I really don't need, not justifiable. I absolutely love this one, with the beautiful gauzy curtains and drapery. Perhaps I will make something like this, instead.
I also rather like her hair and dress, especially with the white petticoat peeking out. I bet it wouldn't if she were standing... too bad, because I sort of like the white ruffle at the hem of an otherwise black dress. Interesting.
She was painted by Gustave Leonhard de Jonghe, if you care particularly.