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Apothecary Medicine Box

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Reference
500459CEX
Height
23 cm (9")
Width
25 cm (9 3/4")
Depth
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Antique apothecary box made of solid robust Mahogany with a flush fitting campaign brass carry handle on the top and matching handle on the drawer front of the medicine box. To the front is also has ornate shaped brass escutcheon.

Lifting the lid of the antique apothecary box reveals a velvet backing which keeps the seven glass jars in securely in place in their velvet-lined compartments.
The jars have their original labels from: "BILLS M.P.S, Pharmacists & Dispensing Chemists. The Pharmacy, High Street, KNIVER. - Tel. 117. -"
The content labels read:
" Boracic Powder / Saltpetre / Purified Epsom Salts / Tartaric Acid / Finest Castor Oil / Sweet Spirit of Nitre / Oil of Eucalyptus "
Some jars even contain their original contents!

On the front edge of the open box is a brass retaining pin which keeps the drawer secure when the box is closed. Removing the pin allows the drawer to be opened, revealing five small glass jars, a set of brass scales, a measuring beaker and glass mortar and pestle. Either side of the scales are two wooden lids each with a small bone handle, lifting these reveals two pots both containing weights for the scales.
The small Jars have labels which read: " Ipecacuanha Wine / Ess. Peppermint / Purified Epsom Salts / Tincture of Bark / Distilled Vinegar " ( One small jar has a minor damage to the neck, but does not affect the stopper.

This fabulous 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 authentication certificate with image, as well as our latest catalogue, care instructions and separate invoice for insurance purposes. On top of this our items come with 14 day no-quibble money-back guarantee and are all fully insured for when shipping.
Height
23 cm (9")
Width
25 cm (9 3/4")
Depth
9.5 cm (3 3/4")
Period
Victorian
Year
1860
Medium
Brass, Glass, Velvet
Country
United Kingdom
Condition
One small bottle has chip to the neck.