Medicine chest

Object Number: 
1948.136
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Wood, brass, glass, paper
Dimensions: 
chest: 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (29.8 x 44.5 x 31.1 cm)
Marks: 
etched: on several bottles: "Oxalte: d'Ammque:"; "Phosphte: de Soude" [various other inscriptions identifying original contents] etched: on several bottles: "E. & A./ N. Y./ Made in Germany"
Description: 
Wooden slant-top medicine chest with hinged lid, dovetailed corners, and brass mount with bail handle; on side near back, narrow drawer with turned wooden pull, with cover; inside chest, five stepped tiers with seven spaces cut out of each to hold round bottles; 35 colorless blown glass round bottles of slightly different sizes with rounded shoulder tapering to circular base, cylindrical neck, and pontil mark ground down, with pressed glass stoppers; some of bottles with etched panels with inscriptions.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. G. Creighton Webb, through Mrs. Jorge R. André
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group