Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Art of Encouraging Nature, Contained

Don't you remember that love, like medicine, is only the art of encouraging nature?
~Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

I know other people may not be as interested in these as I am, but I'm afraid my thought process went something like this: "What would you like to see this week, Tabatha?" "Medicine chests, Tabatha!" "Great idea, Tabatha!" "Why, thank you!"

Medicine chest with glass bottles with silver lids

Terra Nova (Antarctic) Expedition med chest, 1910-1913

Medicine chest, wooden, iron-bound and brass covered, lock

'Tabloid' medicine chest in metal case used by Teddy Roosevelt

Sheraton medicine chest, Europe, 1720-1800

Genoese medicine chest (the image below is a close-up of the same chest)

Medicine chest made for Vincenzo Giustiniani (1500s)
photo by Garrett Coakley


Liz Steinglass said...

Who wouldn't want to open a box and find a whole set of bottles with mysterious ingredients?! I find these very appealing. Thanks for sharing.

Robyn Hood Black said...

LOVE these. You are not surprised, I know. But what marvelous finds!! Thanks for sharing, Tabatha.