A Single Owner Collection of Medical Antiques

A Single Owner Collection of Medical Antiques

A Private Collection Put Together Over 40 Years of Collecting




A large and extensive private collection of medicine chests, surgical instruments, and other medical antiques will be sold at Flints in two parts with the first in the November 2023 'Fine Scientific & Medical Auction'

This impressive and unique collection was assembled over 40 years by the current vendor, a retired surgeon, sourcing many items through the major auction rooms of London. The main core of the collection is a large collection of medicine chests from the late 18th century through to the early 20th century.

The collection includes many impressive medicine chests including an important 18th century lacquered Chinese apothecary cabinet. A chest from the RYS yacht St George, a yacht built by Ramage and Ferguson of Leith in 1890 owned by Ernest James Wythes CBE (1868-1949), along with many other medicine chests.


Late 18th Century Spanish Medicine Chest


A late 18th Century Spanish domestic medicine chest, the double opening chest constructed of fruit wood with steel bindings and clasps, with pewter containers and pewter topped hand blown bottles.


Shagreen & Silver Pocket Medical Instrument Set

an unusual 18th Century shagreen and silver traveling medical set. 


A Unique set of hand-painted ceramic tiles from the original St Thomas's Hospital buildings London.


Chinese Horn Cased Fleam

A set of 2 late 18th century Tortoiseshell mounted fleams in a silver-lipped Chinese carved horn case.


18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest
18th Century Chinese Medicine Chest2

A rare late 18th century Chinese lacquered medicine chest.