19

Camp Mirror of Lieutenant Colonel W. O. Drew, Twice Signed

Mirror, likely for shaving, approx. 4 x 6.5 in. Oval glass encased in maple wood pivoting cover, with drill hole at top for hanging. Inscription on front reads: "Lieut. Col. Wm. O. Drew /2nd Reg. D.C. Vols / Alexandria, Va / August 6th, 1864 [originally a "3"] / 150 Bridge St. / Federal House." Identical inscription on back cover except for omission of last two lines. Lieutenant Colonel Drew, whose facial hair certainly appears well-tended in photographs, enlisted on February 26, 1862 in Washington, D.C. and was commissioned into the "C" Company of the D.C. 2nd Infantry. He was later transferred to Field and Staff before being mustered out on February 7, 1865.

Condition:

Glass cloudy, but still reflective and in tact. Pivoting hinge remains functional.

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$390
09/06/2018

 

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us
 

Let Cowan's Handle Your Shipping!

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping.  
Please note shipping costs are factored by weight and size, not purchase price.
Larger items like furniture may incur a higher shipping charge. 

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 

For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com.