Late 19th Century English Mahogany Apothecary Box


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Circa 1850-1880 English Mahogany Apothecary Box. The Apothecary was the forerunner to a pharmacist, formulating and dispensing medicines to physicians, surgeons, and patients. Apothecaries’ investigation of herbal and chemical ingredients was a precursor to the modern sciences of chemistry and pharmacology. This piece has original mortar and pestle along with scales for weighing the doses etc. The bottles are original and contain some remnants of both medicine and poison. Made out of beautiful mahogany and lined with green velvet. This is a wonderful piece for any curious historian or collector.

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Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions L 8.5 x W 11.5 x H 10 in
Style / Period


Year / Century

Late 19th Century

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Nicks and scratches due to age, major ones on the front of the box. Green velvet has various stains due to the usage and age. Bottles are original and contain remnants of the drugs used.

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