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Antique Apothecary Cabinet in Mahogany

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Reference
500608
Height
35 cm (13 3/4")
Width
31 cm (12 1/4")
Depth
22 cm (8 3/4")
Antique mahogany apothecary cabinet with a brass carry handle on the top and two brass escutcheons on the doors. The one on the left side door is false. Once unlocked the right-hand door can be opened revealing half of the boxes contents. This allows access to a small brass tab on the top of the left-hand door which is what keeps it closed and secure.
With both doors open all 23 glass jars can now be accessed.
These are labelled, 'Boracic Powder, Syrup of Senna, Pure Glycerine, Peroxide of Hydrogen, Senna Pods, Boric Acid, Oil of Eucalyptus, Liquid extract of Cascara Sagrada, Acetic Acid, Finest Castor Oil, Tartaric Acid, Purified Epsom Salts, Turpentine, Magnesia, Distilled Water, Saltpetre, Linseed Oil, Borax, Gee's Linctus, Best Arrowroot, Tincture of Quinine, Finest Olive Oil, Sweet Spirit of Nitre.'

Nine in each door and five larger jars housed inside the cabinet. Below these jars are five drawers with turned bone handles. The three smaller drawers have sliding tops so they must be fully removed to open them.
The middle drawer contains various medical supplies including a funnel, glass plate, tongue depressor, glass pestle, measuring cylinder, glass beaker and a set of weighing scales.
The large drawer at the bottom of the box contains four silver topped jars in fitted compartments, four small jars with stoppers, and a large glass mortar.

This apothecary cabinet also has a secret compartment! To the right-hand side of the 5 larger jars is a small brass finger tab. Once it has been pulled towards the front of the cabinet, on the rear of the cabinet is a false back that can be slid open to reveal five more compartments containing glass jars.
These jars are labelled: 'Carbonate Soda, Paregoric Elixir, Laudanum, Essence Peppermint.'
These hidden compartments are for storing the more expensive or dangerous items.


This large and very impressive antique Apothecary box comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key, the key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

All our items come with an authentication certificate with an image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this, our items come with a 14-day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
35 cm (13 3/4")
Width
31 cm (12 1/4")
Depth
22 cm (8 3/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
1845
Medium
Mahogany, Glass, Brass, Bone,
Country
United Kingdom