AN ENGLISH MEDICINE CHEST WITH ORIGINAL BOTTLES AND SCALE, C 1860. MEDICINE CHESTS WERE POPULAR WITH THE UPPER CLASSES THROUGHOUT THE 19TH C. AS A MEANS TO TREAT EVERYDAY AILMENTS RATHER THAN HAVING TO THE EXPENSE OF CALLING IN THE LOCAL DOCTOR. THEY ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED THE FAMILIE AND WERE THEREFORE DESIGNED FOR TRAVEL. THIS MEDICINE CHEST HAS 4 OF THE ORIGINAL FREE BLOWN BOTTLES, UNDER THE TOP. THE CHEST, WITH BRASS SUNKEN HANDLE ON TOP, IS IN A MINT CONDITION AND ABOUT 150 YEARS OLD. THE MEASUREMENTS ARE 25 X 9 X 19CM. LOOK FOR SHOP INFORMATION ON WEBSITE 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.
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