Antique Apothecary Chest, ca. 1850 – 1870, chest measures closed 11 1/2″ x 11″ x 7 3/4″, 29 x 28 x 19,5 cm; weight 8,5 kg; this impressive mahagony cupboard style chest is complete filled with 21 labelled bottles; all are original! All the free blown glass stoppered bottles bear the same label “Flexman Chymist near the Market Place Swansea”; most stoppers are now stuck, some bottles filled; the chest is partly green cloth lined; there are 4 drawers: one broad drawer above the bottles in the center, and 3 more drawers in the table which flips open; they are filled with glass pestle and mortar, measure glass, funnel (made of silver?), steel beam balance with brass pans and weights, and some smaller accessories; hope the pictures show what I try to explain! Apart from the missing key is the chest in an excellent condition, no damages or repairs, no hidden defects.
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My hometown is Kiel, an important German port and maritime centre on the Baltic Coast. Being a lecturer in economics, in 1977 I started dealing in nautical antiques as a side line. Later on, my interests, and the stock, changed to microscopes and medical items. Located in Hildesheim and having sold several thousend antique microscopes we are always keen to buy early continental microscopes.