Antique Apothecary Storage Drawers7

Apothecary Drawers Collection

A superb set of original apothecary storage drawers, circa early part of the 20th century…


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Product Description

A charming set of apothecary drawers…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of these piece, we believe they would date to the earlier part of the 20th century, circa 192os. We understand the individual drawers were part of a larger unit that was discovered in an old chemist in Derbyshire, These are hand made drawers with an authentic patina. We just love the originality of the drawers and the ‘higgledy piggledy’ nature of the build. This is a charming set of antique drawers ideal as keepsake boxes or organisers

The drawers are made from what we think is pine, then finished in a dark stain. Although the drawers are naively built, they are charming and still house their original reverse glass labels. The craftsmanship is ace, using some nice dowelling in the original wood work. Although the drawers are tatty in areas, they are structurally good. As suggested above, the drawers are a little ‘higgledy piggledy’, yet we think this simply adds to their charm and authenticity, Lastly, the remnants of the original labels in one of the drawers is a nostalgic touch…

We are offering these pieces in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. The drawers are structurally good with some obvious surface scars and abrasions. There are areas of tatty wood and jagged edges and they simply have a weathered look and feel. We feel the patina simply adds to their look and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 28cm, Width : 62.5cm, Height : 17cm (Please note : The dimensions refer to the largest drawer only. Please ask if you’d like any further dimensions)

Condition : Structurally good, some surface scuffs and abrasions, some paint chipping, naive build, higgledy piggledy in nature, some small losses to the wood, tatty in areas

Postage : Large Item £15 or local collection

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

We are open Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment

Additional Information

Dimensions 28 x 62.5 x 17 cm