Posted 5 years ago
Hello fellow collectors!!!!
I recently came across this wonderful apothecary doctor's case from the 19th century. It's covered in herringbone pattern canvas with leather binding and a leather securing belt. This one is from the 1820-1840 period. It's still in really great condition, a bit stained, but 100% intact. I dare not attempt to clean it for fear of damaging it in any way. The key is missing, but I don't really mind that.
This would have been carried by a early 19th century doctor on his horse and buggy when making house calls. It still retains some initials on top, but I cannot quite make them out.
The interior is in really great condition and there is still indication of medicine bottles that were once kept inside. This little case is small and only measures 10" long, 6" tall and 5 1/2" wide.
I can only imagine the doctor that once owned this and the types of medications that were once kept in this little chest. If this little chest could only speak to us, the stories it could tell.
Update: Thanks to our CW friend trunkman, we now know that this is from the 1820 to 1840 period. Thank you trunkman!!!
Thanks for stopping to have a look!