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Oak medicine chest, Europe, 1701-1800

Inside this oak medicine chest are eleven glass bottles, four pewter containers, weighing scales and other accessories. Medicine chests were usually found in apothecary shops and pharmacies, but others would be made for wealthy families and kept as household medicine chests.

Object number:

A656674

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Glossary: medicine chest

Small chests fitted for bottles and intended to hold medical supplies; of a type made in the 18th and early 19th centuries.