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Apothecary Chest with Folding Table

Apothecary Chest with Folding Table

Occasionally a unique form surfaces within a relatively common form of furniture. Such is the case with this apothecary cabinet, the only one we have seen with an original attached convertible table. One can imagine the druggist raising the table to create his concoctions off to the left side.
It has been a favorite piece of ours since we first laid eyes on it just to the right of Helaine and Burt Fendelman’s kitchen door.

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Dimensions: H 67 1/2", W 35", D 12 1/2"
Date / Circa: c. 1820-40
Maker / Origin: New England
Medium: Pine with the original grain-painted finish and brass pulls.
Miscellaneous: Provenance: Betty Sterling, Randolph Center, VT; The American Folk Art Collection of Burton and Helaine Fendleman, Sotheby's, Oct. 1993; a private NJ collection.

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