Vintage Apothecary Chests

| March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Vintage Apothecary Chests

Here is a piece of furniture that has a long and interesting history. The apothecary chest has been around for centuries and is still going strong in homes all around the world today.  The apothecary chest has advantages that most other pieces of furniture just can’t offer.

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ANTIQUE VINTAGE PRIMITIVE 16 DRAWER WOOD APOTHECARY CABINET CHEST
ANTIQUE VINTAGE PRIMITIVE 16 DRAWER WOOD APOTHECARY CABINET CHEST
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Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Wood 18 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Early
Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Wood 18 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Early
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Wood Box Whitall Tatum Apothecary Quack Machine Hinged Vtg Antique Chest
Wood Box Whitall Tatum Apothecary Quack Machine Hinged Vtg Antique Chest
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Magnificent Vintage Chinese Apothecary Cabinet Chest 24 Drawers Very Large
Magnificent Vintage Chinese Apothecary Cabinet Chest 24 Drawers Very Large
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Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Wood 8 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Early Primitive
Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Wood 8 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Early Primitive
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Vintage Korean Apothecary Chest over Cabinet with Decorative Detailed Hardware
Vintage Korean Apothecary Chest over Cabinet with Decorative Detailed Hardware
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Antique Vintage 8 Drawer Wall Mount Hanging Spice Cabinet Apothecary Chest
Antique Vintage 8 Drawer Wall Mount Hanging Spice Cabinet Apothecary Chest
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Vintage Wooden Spice Cabinet Hanging Chest Hand Painted 6 Drawer Apothecary
Vintage Wooden Spice Cabinet Hanging Chest Hand Painted 6 Drawer Apothecary
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Antique vtg 19th Cen TIN Tole Doctors APOTHECARY CHEST Tool Box Medical Cabinet
Antique vtg 19th Cen TIN Tole Doctors APOTHECARY CHEST Tool Box Medical Cabinet
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Apothecary Cabinet Vintage 18 Drawer Collector or Jewelry Chest
Apothecary Cabinet Vintage 18 Drawer Collector or Jewelry Chest
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Antique Primitive Wooden Spice Cabinet Apothecary Box Vtg 7 Drawer Chest
Antique Primitive Wooden Spice Cabinet Apothecary Box Vtg 7 Drawer Chest
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Vtg Wood Antique Spice Apothecary Cabinet Chest Folk Art General Store
Vtg Wood Antique Spice Apothecary Cabinet Chest Folk Art General Store
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The Apothecary Chest

The apothecary chest was, as it’s name suggests, used by apothecaries. They needed somewhere to keep all their medical equipment, their herbs and their potions. What they needed was a large amount of storage that could keep things separate from one another. So the Apothecary chest was devised.

The apothecary chest was, and still is to this day, a large piece of furniture with a lot of small to regular sized drawers. The original intent may have been to contain herbs and potions, however today people like to keep all sorts of intersecting knick knacks in the chests.

Their popularity is easy to understand. First of all these chests are attractive pieces of furniture. Second, they are often made from beautiful cuts of wood that look stunning in any home.

These chest can solve another problem in most all households, a lack of storage space. With so many drawers available, you might finally have a place to keep all those things that had been cluttering up your home.

The apothecary chest is an amazing piece of furniture with a very interesting history. If you are looking for something that is good looking and practical when it comes to storage, the apothecary chest could be just the answer for you.

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