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Rare George III Medicine Chest

Rare George III Medicine Chest


circa 1795 - 1805

Rare George III 18th century period West Indian satinwood apothecary medicine chest.

The cubed shaped chest is crossbanded on each face with tulipwood and strung with black and white boxwood. The double locked and hinged front wings are fitted with four bottles with two small drawers below. The centre part has three deep compartments with bottles to the rear, and the front has four smaller bottles, the contents visible through pierced Gothic arch openings with two shallow drawers below. All but three of the bottles are original and many contain interesting potions. The mahogany lined drawers have ivory handles. One drawer has a manuscript label inscribed: 'This medicine chest presented me by my good aunt Mrs Bahiel(?) on the 17th day of Sept 1801. For which I will keep in respect to her worthy memory.'


Height 19.00cm (7.48 inches)

Width 19.00cm (7.48 inches)

Depth 19.00cm (7.48 inches)

Stock No: 19017


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