Lot 1026
An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 1910, two part, stand and cabinet, includes 126 drawers, center drawers have three divisions and corner drawers have two, each drawer is labeled in handwritten Chinese, painted red, top and bottom border has remnants of bright blue, green, and white paint, shaped base is painted robin's egg blue, hexagonal cabinets were popular at the turn of the century for pharmacies and general stores, this cabinet was probably made in that style but to serve either a Chinese tea store or traditional medicine shop in the United States.

49 1/4 x 36 x 41 1/2 in.

Overall good estate condition; some losses to baseboard of cabinet above the base; scattered losses to paint and finish throughout; general wear from age and use.