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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:British; English; French
Title:Medicine cabinet
Date Made:early to mid 19th century
Type:Medical
Materials:Mahogany, glass, and brass
Place Made:Europe; United Kingdom; Great Britain; England
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.1846.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Mahogany cabinet or case, filled with vials of medicinal remedies. When the two sides of the case are opened, fourteen glass bottles and one glass stopper are visible. The case has two drawers in the center panel. Most of the bottles are unlabeled and empty. A few bottles are marked quinine, ether, and malaria remedy. In the top drawer is a set of brass scales with weights measuring drams. In the bottom drawer are four more bottles and one more stopper. Two of the bottles contain powders.

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