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Antique Apothecary Box


Category: Other Travel Items

Subcategory: Boxes

A small sized rosewood Apothecary Box or Medicine Cabinet.

The size of this box is such that the brass corners to the top meet on the sides. The straps below the top follow this through by extending the full depth of the sides to wrap around both the front and the back of the box. The top has a flush brass campaign handle with a smaller version to the drawer.

The bottle dividers to the interior are topped with an ebonized round moulding and lined in red material to the top inch and a quarter to slightly cushion the glass. The interior of the lid is lined in a thicker brown velvet to also afford some protection.

The drawer has a replaced locking pin so it cannot be opened until the lid is unlocked. It has a small compartment to either side of a larger middle section which more than likely held some scales. Weights and a small pestle and mortar etc. may also have been stored in the drawer.
The base of the box is slightly larger to act a plinth.

This Apothecary is an unusual, small size. Early 19th Century.

  • Dimensions:
    H 18.5cm x W 26.5cm x D 10cm
    H 7¼" x W 10¼" x D 3¾"

  • Period: Early 19th Century.
  • Medium: Rosewood
  • Country: England
  • Exhibition: Departure of the 6th
  • Condition: 3 bottles & drawer contents missing
  • Edition Number: Cites Certificate needed for exported
  • Reference Number: 82318