The pull down section also has drawers on either side. On the right is a large drawer with the original glass pestle and mortar, three glass pots and a small metal grater. On the left hand side are two smaller drawers with sliding lids.
One has a collection of original papers and notes and the other contains two blue glass bottle and two boxes of microscope circles. Truly everything a travelling doctor would have needed in the 19th century!
Overall the condition of the box and contents are superb. Some of the smaller bottles are probably not original as they would have fitted exactly in the sections but for display purposes it looks superb. Some of the bottles are missing stoppers or have small chips around the tops but many still have their original paper labels. The mahogany box is strong and sturdy with a beautiful aged patina.
There are general minor signs of age and use and a small split across the door but no major damages. It has been sympathetically re-polished and revived and the brass parts polished. I do not have a key for the box. Inside it is generally clean and tidy and the partitions are sturdy and in good condition and all the handles are original. The contents of the drawers are also in excellent condition with no damages to the glass beakers or pestle.
This really is a fantastic set, not to be missed. It is so rare to find something so complete and original. Each element has been cleaned and it is ready for display.The best description certainly comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask. The item "Antique Victorian Mahogany Apothecary Medicine Cabinet Box Bottles Scales Pestle" is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton, Devon. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand.