A superb 19th century Mahogany APOTHECARY BOX complete with contents

Price: £1950
Stock No. 1215/2022/qsa


A superb 19th century mahogany APOTHECARY BOX with double front-doors and a large drawer under, made of finest mahogany with brass fittings and a sturdy brass carry-handle to the top. The front doors open (by means of a brass spring-clip) to reveal 17 glass medicine bottles contained within a bottle recess in each door, each with its original glass stopper.

There are in total SIX drawers to the front. The largest drawer to the base contains implements including two clear glass containers of different shapes and a clear glass funnel. There is also a small collection of items including strong thread on a reel, wool, bleach ointment etc. The smaller drawers, each with and ivory knob, contain further tools and implements, including vials, weighing scales, weights and four medicine bottles. Two of the drawers have sliding tops for smaller delicate items that might require further security.

The rear of the box has a slide-out solid mahogany panel reserved for larger more toxic substances (all bottles currently empty – phew!) historically referred to as ‘Poisons’.

A comprehensive set.

Date: c.1860

Dimensions:  width: 30 cm   depth: 18.3 cm   height: 35 cm