Shaving Stand
c 1840
Tripod, adjustable mirror, lid slides to one side to open octagonal box.
Typical of what was used at Arlington by the men in the family. Beards did not come into fashion until the Civil War. Prior to that, a cleanly shaved face was a mark of a gentleman.
Mahogany. H 160, L 35 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 1368