An early 1800s white wood mirror in a wooden circular case. Note the lovely figuring to the lid where the turner has made use of a defect in the tree similar to burr wood from deformed outgrowths of the tree or from a branch that was filled with small knots from dormant buds. This piece of wood with contrasting colours has been used to great effect with a chequered stringing border. This was often used in the Tunbridge area in the 1800s to get unusual appearnces. Original mirror plate in good condition.