Duke of York solid mahogany medicine chest / apothecary cabinet circa 1800
Antique Solid Mahogany Apothecary Cabinet circa 1800. Antique Duke Of York Medicine Chest apothecary. Box in solid mahogany with bone escutcheon and brass handles and door latches. This apothecary cabinet features doors to the front and rear which are secured by brass latches to the sides, but also by locking mechanisms engaging when the lid is closed. Lifting the lid of this antique medicine chest reveals several compartments with various bottles and tools and a label on the underside of the lid which reads. Ireland & Hollier, Apothecaries & Chemists, N 22, Pall Mall. Family Medicine Chests complete and genuine. With the lid lifted the front door can be opened to gain access to the four drawers inside, one of which contains two lidded pill compartments, and the three large glass bottles above. Opening the rear door reveals eight bottle compartments complete with bottles, some of which have their original contents. This fabulous little apothecary chest has a fully working lock and tasselled key. Belonged to Sir William Forbes, 6th Bt. Some of the contents have labels, they are as follows. Duncan Flockhart & Comp Druggists, 52 North Bridge Edinburgh, Late Duncan & Ogilvie , Edin & Perth. Best Indian Rhubarb, contains 3rd of a bottle of brown powder. Carbonate of Potash, contains small amounts of white powder. One of the drawers when removed has two labels. Duncan Flockhart & Co, Druggists, 52 north Bridge Edin.
Colocynth & Dr Gregory's Pills Duncan Flockhart & Co, Druggists, 52 north Bridge Edin. Jalap Powd, contains almost a full jar of brown powder. Dovers powder, contains tiny traces of light brown powder. 10 inch high x 9.25 inch wide x 7.5 inch deep. Hampton Antiques have been working on antique boxes for over 25 years and are proud members of leading antiques associations.
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The item "Duke of York solid mahogany medicine chest / apothecary cabinet circa 1800" is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Medical Instruments". The seller is "hamptonantiques-uk" and is located in Northampton, Northamptonshire.
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- Period: 1800 to 1900
- Material: Mahogany
- Type: Apothecary Case