Medicine chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1850-1880

GUSN

GUSN-20361

Description

Medicine chest w/ hinged lid. Drawer at bottom pulls out. Dovetail joinery visible at sides. Keyhole at front center. Square compartments inside for storing medicine bottles. Stained a dark color to resemble mahogany or walnut.

Details

Descriptive Terms

medicine chests
case furniture
wood (plant material)
CHEST, MEDICINE

Inscription

Adhesive inside lid: ""CHAS. E. EMERSON,/ DRUGGIST & APOTHECARY,/ DEALER IN/ Choice Drugs, Chemicals,/ PATENT MEDICINES, DYE STUFFS,/ Perfumery, Toilet Articles, &c., &c.,/ MAIN STREET, WISCASSET, MAINE./ PROPRIETOR OF..."" [see worksheet for further inscription]

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

People and Organizations

Chas. E. Emerson

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Household Accessory

Dimensions

9.5 x 14 x 10 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.3516

Places

Maine (United States)