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Duke of York Medicine Chest

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Reference
500315
Height
25 cm (9 3/4")
Width
24 cm (9 1/2")
Depth
19.5 cm (7 3/4")
Magnificent Duke Of York Medicine Chest, made of solid Mahogany with brass carry handles, hinges, escutcheon and engraved plaque on the top. The plaque Reads:
Arthur Charles Copeman M. B. 1848, Alfred Heathcote Copeman BA, M, R, C, L. 1894

Once the Medicine cabinet is unlocked the lid can be lifted to reveal eight hinged tins and four tall glass jars all neatly housed in individual compartments. With the lid opened the front door release gives you access revealing five more jars each with their original medicine labels and with some still containing original contents! You will also see four drawers with turned bone handles and beautiful dovetail joints. Two are vacant, one contains two tiny containers similar to those in the top of the box, and the other drawer has two sliding topped compartments sealing whatever secret remedy they had made.

This apothecary cabinet also has a rear door, again can only be accessed once the cabinet is unlocked and when the lid has been raised. When opened reveals six medicine jars including three poison jars Labelled: "Laudanum poison" and "Poison". The other three apothecary jars are labelled "Acetic Acid, Cascara Sagrada, Liquid Paraffin".

This apothecary cabinet comes with a fully working lock and tasselled key. The key must be turned clockwise to unlock.

The "Duke of York" chest name derives from a chest in the Wallace collection, originally thought to of belonged to the Duke of York, the younger brother of George III, how ever later it was revealed that the chest dated 1789 and, this Duke of York died in 1763, the name which has stuck, is a misnomer.

All our items come with authentication certificate with image, 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
25 cm (9 3/4")
Width
24 cm (9 1/2")
Depth
19.5 cm (7 3/4")
Period
GEORGIAN
Year
1790
Medium
WOOD, BRASS, GLASS
Exhibitions
BADA, LAPADA, ANTIQUES FOR EVERYONE, BLENHIEM PALACE CADA