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

$2,195

ABOUT

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 48 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 27 in. W 11 in. (fully closed) 48 in. (fully extended) D 3 in, Bracket: H 13.25 in. W 3 in.

HISTORY

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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