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Apothecary Cabinet

A stunning 6 drawer apothecary cabinet in wood, circa early part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0324.

Product Description

A stunning original ’6 drawer’ apothecary cabinet…

This is such a beautiful piece! Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we understand that it dates to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 1920s. We know from the previous owners that it was found in an old chemist store in the northern part of England. We believe this would have originally been used as a permanent shop fixture, and probably behind the main counter to store medical supplies (as an example). It’s a cabinet that today could serve many of functions, that being in a retail environment or even for personal storage

The cabinet is structurally very good, being ‘weighty’ and sturdy yet elegant in its nature. The cabinet although an original early 20th century piece, is naively built. The entire piece is hand made in wood, and fitted together with original nails. It is a beautiful looking piece, added with its surface patina and tatty nature in areas. The individual storage drawers all fit as they should, albeit being a little higgledy piggledy in nature and again naively built. You’ll note although they are of a simple and basic build nature, they ooze charm and authenticity

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. In general the cabinet is structurally strong and heavy, however there is a surface patina that includes surface scars, knocks and wood chipping across the piece. We think this is what gives it its character! The one notable point we’d like to highlight is that some of the drawer knobs are different in style and size. We think this is something else that adds to its charm! Lastly, the cabinet is strong, yet there are some tatty areas of wood, a little shabby in places with some jagged edges. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

This cabinet is great for storage and display. A truly ‘one off’ piece ideal for your garage, kitchen, walk in wardrobe or even a great shop display piece…

Dimensions : Depth : 36cm, Width : 99cm, Height : 37cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface scars and scratches, a little dirty and tatty in places, some paint chipping, some worn wood in places, paint residue, some tatty areas of wood, some jagged edges, different knobs

Postage : Bulky Item £35 or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 36 x 99 x 37 cm