Revolutionary War Soldier's Pocket or Small Mirror

Revolutionary War Soldier's Pocket or Small Mirror

$145.00Price

c.1780-1810 Officer's Campaign Mirror.  This hard to find mirror is in very good overall condition.  The mirror itself still gives a very good reflection as so many from this period are faded or broken.  Condition of wood is good featuring a nice tight slide open and close.  Larger examples with slightly different styling developed from 1800 onward with this type of campaign mirror being a style in use through the Civil War.  All officers would have needed one of thes to keep clean shaven, the grooming standard of Washington's Army  This is a good pre-1800 example and can be referenced in George Neumann's, Early American Antique Country Furnishings, p. 86.

 

Measures 3 5/8" close, 6 1/4' open.