Elaborate silver metal jewelry box, with hinged top of metal with glass above silk label "New Savoy Theatre 150th Time Elsie de Wolfe in Way of the World March 13th 1902." Elsie de Wolfe.

Elaborate silver metal jewelry box, with hinged top of metal with glass above silk label "New Savoy Theatre 150th Time Elsie de Wolfe in Way of the World March 13th 1902."

3 x 4.5 x 3.25 inches. Fine. Item #221123

"I was an ugly child and I lived in an ugly age," wrote Elsie De Wolfe in her memoirs. "From the moment I was conscious of ugliness and it's relation to myself and my surroundings, my one preoccupation was to find my way out of it. In my escape, I came to the meaning of beauty."

Elsie De Wolfe has been described as the first lady of interior decoration. She was without question the first woman to create an occupation as designer, where none had existed before, and in her quest to be admitted to the highest ranks of society she introduced some of the most stylish and tasteful ideas into the American home that had ever been seen

Born sometime around 1865, Elsie did not actually begin her career as Interior Decorator until she was all of 40 years old. Her earlier years spent as a stage actress, a somewhat dubious occupation for any "lady" of the Victorian era.

Price: $300.00 Free Domestic Delivery