Herbal Apothecary Chest

c. 1900
$4,880 USD
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Dimensions
W: 61.0" D: 18.5" H: 46.5"
Materials
Northern Elmwood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CMCL071
Estimated Shipping
$488

This gorgeous late 19th-century apothecary chest was originally used by a Chinese pharmacy to organize and store herbal medicines. A statement piece brilliantly constructed with mortise and tenon joinery, it has thirty drawers, each fitted with two interior compartments. Unlike many apothecary chests that are finished with lacquer and paper drawer labels, this cabinet is left undecorated to show the beautiful grain and warm coloring of its northern elm (yumu) construction.

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