AN ENGLISH MEDICINE CHEST C 1850 WAS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TYPES THAT OPENS WHIT A LID. IN THE LID IS A LABEL WITH THE TEXT: THOMAS RUSTER, CHEMIST, HIGH ST & JOHN ST, MARYPORT. THERE WERE MADE DURING END 18TH, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY. IT HAS A LIFTING LID AND ONE DRAWER. A BRASS RETAINING ROD KEEP THE DRAWER CLOSED WHEN THE CHEST IS CLOSED AND LOCKED. THERE IS A RECIPE PROVIDED WRITTEN OUT IN 1873. THE BOTTLES WITH THE LABELS ARE ORIGINAL . IN THE DRAWER OF THE TRAVEL PHARMACY ARE LOCATED A HAND SCALE WITH WEIGHTS, A GLASS PESTLE AND MORTAR, 5 SMALL BOTTLES, MEASURING CUP, EYEDROPPER, AND TWO JARS. THIS TRAVEL PHARMACY CABINET IS IN GOOD CONDITION. DIMENSIONS 24 X 17 X 21 CM HIGH. LOOK FOR SHOPINFORMATION ON WEBSITE PAGE VANLEESTANTIQUES.COM
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Van Leest Antiques
Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.