Vintage Apothecary Chests

| September 3, 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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Vintage Asian apothecary cabinet 9 drawerjewelry chest wood inlaid brass
Vintage Asian apothecary cabinet 9 drawerjewelry chest wood inlaid brass
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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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Vintage 24 Drawer Apothecary Chest Cabinet
Vintage 24 Drawer Apothecary Chest Cabinet
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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 Primitive Apothecary Cabinet Wood 16 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Enamel
Vintage Primitive Apothecary Cabinet Wood 16 Spice Drawer Storage Chest Enamel
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Antique Vintage Oak Bronze Library Card Catalog File Cabinet Apothecary Chest
Antique Vintage Oak  Bronze Library Card Catalog File Cabinet Apothecary Chest
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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 Style Wood Salt Box Apothecary Spice Chest Box with Drawers Blue Paint
Vintage Style Wood Salt Box Apothecary Spice Chest Box with Drawers Blue Paint
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Vintage Wooden Ceramic Drawers Apothecary Spice Tea Chest Herb Cabinet Wicca
Vintage Wooden Ceramic Drawers Apothecary Spice Tea Chest Herb Cabinet Wicca
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Antique Primitive Wooden Spice Cabinet Apothecary Box Vtg Farmhouse Drawer Chest
Antique Primitive Wooden Spice Cabinet Apothecary Box Vtg Farmhouse Drawer Chest
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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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