Ten Drawer Apothecary Chest

c. 1850
$3,480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 24.5" D: 21.5" H: 31.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Lacquer
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CSHH001
Estimated Shipping
$388

This petite lacquered chest of drawers was originally used in a 19th-century Chinese pharmacy to organize and store herbal medicines. The square-corner cabinet is constructed with ten shallow drawers, each divided into six small interior compartments. Each drawer has a teardrop-shaped pull and several have additional nails and iron repairs. A dark red-brown lacquer finish coats the exterior, richly aged and well-worn from almost two centuries of use.

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