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#1 posted 04-03-2012 01:45 PM

What you have there is an “apothecary”, which used to be commonly used in drugstores for storing chemicals, spices, teas, tobaccos and all sorts of powdered concoctions. Indeed, the wood has probably absorbed the scents of what the drawers once contained. The species of lumber generally would reflect what was typically available in the area where it was made. Is there a label or stamp anywhere to give us a clue where this piece came from? This was truly a great find, and I’ve seen many of these in antique shops, sometimes priced in the $thousands.

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