Very Pretty Victorian Antique GLOVE BOX with Hand Painted Art Nouveau Floral Decorations. Lovely Condition
This is a really lovely antiqe wooden box. It is made of a hard pine - and it is nice and clean inside - and all hand decorated on the exterior. The exterior colour has developed a rich patina of age - as you can see in my photographs. The box - would have probably been used for storing long pairs of ladys gloves - and they box is certainly pretty enough to have been kept on display on a dressing table or chest of drawers in a boudoir. The lid, front and sides are all decorated and the back…
Joseph Lister (for whom Listerine is named) was the father of antiseptic surgery. While no one believed Semmelweis that hand washing could cut down on infection in the 1850s, by the 1880s, Lister was able to get this concept across to doctors, making operating theaters, bandages, instruments sterile and introducing patient washing, doctor hand washing, gloves and surgical gowns. Within a few years in England, post surgical mortality from infection almost disappeared. He became a hero.
Upper-class women like Cora and Edith typically wore hats and gloves if they went outside. That's because a pale complexion, not a tanned glow, signified wealth and status. Fair, nearly translucent skin was desirable among nobles, especially if veins could be seen. (Hence the popularity of the phrase "blue bloods.") Source: ITV