London, South Kensington
30 March 2006
A mid 19th-Century English rosewood homoeopathic medicine chest,
stamped JAMES EPPS. HOMOEOPATHIC CHEMIST 170 PICCADILLY GREAT RUSSELL ST & 48 THREADNEEDLE ST, LONDON, of trunk style, the lid with leather screen with a small brass scoop and with two pockets labelled CALENDULA and ARNICA and also a booklet An Illustrated List of Medicine Chests and Pocket Cases, sold by JAMES EPPS & Co., the chest fitted to hold forty-five phials with paper content labels and cork stoppers (with abbreviated printed contents label) and a book entitled EPPS'S HOMOEOPATHIC FAMILY INSTRUCTOR, the drawer beneath with brass recessed handle fitted to contain six bottles with facet-cut stoppers and paper content labels, the case with brass escutcheon and key -- 14.5 x 20 x 18.3cm. (5¾ x 7 7/8 x 7¼in.). Together with a copy of: Young, A.M. Antique Medicine Chests Vernier Press, Brighton (1994) (2)
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This chest is illustrated in Young, A.M. Antique Medicine Chests Vernier Press, Brighton (1994), page VIII, Plate 11.
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