Late 19th c. Copper Flashed Barber Shop Scissor Extension Mirror with Knobs c.1800s

$1,455 $2,195


An original antique barber shop scissor extension mirror with Japanned or copper flashed metal, wood back and beveled mirror. The mirror tilts and extends out to 42.75 inches.

  • CREATOR Possibly F.A. Hardy and Co.
  • DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1800-1900.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Copper Plate, Metal, Glass, Wood.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS: H 26 in. W 11 in. (fully closed) 42.75 (fully extended) D 3 in, Bracket: H 13.25 in. W 3 in.


Japanning is a type of finish that originated as a European imitation of East Asian lacquer work. It was first used on furniture, but was later much used on small items in metal. The word originated in the 17th century.

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