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Apothecary chest

1810-1840
Origin: America
OH: 4"; OW: 7 7/8"; OD: 5 1/2"
Walnut, white pine
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1954-63,1
1) Apothecary chest or plain, rectangular box with flat top and four straight sides hinged at back; box section has straight sides with keyhole at front center near top; interior of box lined with red and black paper and red velvet; bottom divided into six equal-size compartments by velvet covered partitions which hold: 2-7) five bell-shaped suction glasses and a brass scarifier.

Woods: Walnut veneer on white pine.