Monday, August 5, 2013

Taking Tea

Illustrations of tea time:

This amazing woodcut is from Arthur's Home Magazine 1857, entitled Mathematical Abstraction. The detail of the table is fantastic. You can clearly make out the tea strainer, butter, tea cups and tea pot. I'm not sure what the open box is, perhaps a tea caddy or safe. I also really like the book shelf hanging on the wall behind the table.