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Portable Mirror by A&N CSL

Maker: Army & Navy CSL

Category: Archive

Subcategory: Mirrors

A mahogany Portable Mirror made by the Army and Navy Co-Operative Society Limited.

This form of mirror was also described in their catalogues as a Box Glass (Square) and was available in teak, mahogany or oak. They were available in 9 different sizes from 11 by 9 inches to 24 by 18. This is one of the smaller sizes and for modern use, more practical for it. The mirror can be used in 2 different ways: either hung by its strong brass ring or stood in the box with the back cover propping it up at one of 3 different angles. The A&N CSL roundel is set into the interior of the base of the box and has the letter A stamped into the wood above it. The maker's reference number of 2313 is stamped to the underside of the base. Such 4 or 5 digit numbers are typical of the Army & Navy Store.

The condition of this mirror is exceptional and it looks to have hardly been used. Circa 1900.

Size for use is given

  • Dimensions:
    H 32cm x W 26cm x D 36.5cm
    H 12½" x W 10.15" x D 14¼"

  • Year: Circa 1900
  • Medium: Mahogany
  • Country: England
  • Signed: Army & Navy CSL Makers
  • Exhibition: Clear The Decks
  • Condition: Good
  • Reference Number: 82063