An Octavia’s Vintage Exclusive Find!
Discovered at a West Virginia auction this late 1800’s early 1900’s medical device is a uniquely beautiful treasure. It’s quirky, sorta creepy, but elegant, too.
The unusual diagonal closure styling of the warm hardwood case is beautifully clasped with a pretty brass hook. The boxes interior is amazingly interesting to gaze upon with its bits of colorful wire, electrical inputs, violet fabric walls and mirror.
This would make a gorgeous piece on a low shelf or sideboard where curious eyes can view its strangely interesting interior. We thought adding some lavender, helped to soften it a bit. Almost an intentional juxtaposition of therapies, if you will.
Whitall Tatum Co. were crafters of electrical insulators and then in the 1800’s branched off into making medical devices for various ailments. Whitall Tatum Co. medical line was revolutionary in that they ran on a Dry Battery, which made them less messy and portable.
Size: 9 3/4″ H x 8 1//2″ W ~
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