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An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet
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An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet

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.

Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com
Condition
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.
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An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet

Estimate $50 - $25,000
Aug 25, 2022
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Starting Price $50
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1026: An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet

Sold for $2,500
13 Bids
Est. $50 - $25,000Starting Price $50
End of Summer Estate Auction [1255]
Aug 25, 2022 9:00 AM EDT
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Lot 1026 Details

Description
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An Unusual Chinese Hexagonal Apothecary Cabinet

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.

Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.lelandlittle.com
Condition
...
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.

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