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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (525 items)

    Hello again everyone!!
    I really thought I had posted this a few years back, but evidently I had not. This is a folding mirror that was designed to be traveled with. It was made somewhere between the mid to late 1800's. It has an oak frame and beveled mirrors. The backside has very intricate detailed pressed tin panels. This mirror could be set on a dresser or hung on the wall. It's quite a heavy mirror (about 12 lbs) so I really can't imagine anyone actually travelling with it. Each of the three mirror panels measure 11 1/4" wide and 11 1/4" tall. I've seen quite few of these over the years and this is definitely one of the largest ones I've ever seen. Most are much smaller than this one.

    Anyhow, Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      It *is* very pretty indeed, and how unique?!!

      I suppose, back in an era when "the traveler" started with a huge wooden trunk weighing 50+lbs by itself, there must have been *completely different* priorities as to what to stuff into it...?? <lol>
    2. Newfld Newfld, 4 years ago
      Very nice!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      AnythingObscure,
      Thanks so very much!! You're absolutely correct about the large trunk and the travel priorities back in the day. Nowadays, we have to be conservative when packing for a trip, especially if you traveling by air.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Jenni!! We have so many collectibles around our house, I forget to share them on CW.
    5. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 4 years ago
      Hahaha you gonna laugh too. At the end of your post I thought it read "Thanks for hopping by". lol Love your profile pic too. This mirror is really awesome and hey, what's another 12lbs to someone that traveled with a steamer trunk??? I'll hop in again soon!
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 4 years ago
      Wow Scott, this is very, very nice! Love it
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Lol Sue!!!
      That's so funny. Glad you like the mirror and you're right about traveling with the trunks. Hop on by anytime!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Judy!! It's one of the largest tri-fold mirrors I've seen. Most are only 8" panels or 5" by 7" panels. Glad you enjoy seeing this old mirror.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by,
      AnythingObscure
      ho2cultcha
      Jenni
      buckethead
      Roy
      vintagegirl66
      fortapache
      Karen
      Kevin
      Sue
      Michael
      and
      Judy
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Could have come in handy !
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Yep Phil, I'd say it did come in handy for someone. We're actually using this on top of a chest of drawers. Comes in quite handy for us.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Beautiful! The tin panels are incredible!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Laura!! The tin panels are actually what caught my eye before I even had an opportunity to see the mirror itself.
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone so very much for the loves, comments and for stopping by,
      Ken
      Thomas
      Phil
      Mike
      and
      Laura
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you Anna for the love!!
    16. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 4 years ago
      Oh wow! Scott, what a beauty, you've done a great job of keeping this mirror looking so nice! B^D The frame looks like an old school slate board, but oak instead of pine, and then that pressed tin, and mirror, just WOW I love it, send it right over ! ! ! :^)
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bill!!
      I see quite a few of these out there, but when I came across this one I wasn't going to let it pass by me. Thanks again friend!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thank you both for the loves and for stopping by!!!
      aura
      and
      farmlady

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