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13th October 2022

Perfectly polished silver tea and coffee services were, at one time, the epitome of elegance and sophistication, but not necessarily comfort. All the drawing-room formality, politeness and etiquette which Vera Brittain wanted to escape from in Buxton as recalled in Testament of Youth (1933) is illustrated here in 'Interior: The Orange Blind' (c1927, Kelvingroveby FCB Cadell (1883-1937).

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