29th Nov, 2023 12:00

Fine Instruments of Science & Medicine

 
Lot 16
 

An Early Italian(?) Domestic Medicine Chest

Italian, early 19th century, the chest constructed of walnut with all iron fittings, with iron handle to lid and iron hinges, the domed lid with list of medications handwritten in Italian, with 2 folding wings each having 6 divisions for bottles and a drawer below, the body of the chest has ten compartments for bottles and jars set above a narrow drawer and a wider one both full width of the chest, all lined with printed paper, the bottles with pewter tops and the jars also made of pewter, with key, height 21.5cm , width 26 cm, depth 22 cm

Note: evidence of woodworm, now extinct


 

Italian, early 19th century, the chest constructed of walnut with all iron fittings, with iron handle to lid and iron hinges, the domed lid with list of medications handwritten in Italian, with 2 folding wings each having 6 divisions for bottles and a drawer below, the body of the chest has ten compartments for bottles and jars set above a narrow drawer and a wider one both full width of the chest, all lined with printed paper, the bottles with pewter tops and the jars also made of pewter, with key, height 21.5cm , width 26 cm, depth 22 cm

Note: evidence of woodworm, now extinct

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