Antique Chinese apothecary chest. Upper portion has an open display shelf with pierced carved dragons on the sides and a medallion on the back depicting a bird on a blossoming tree branch. The middle portion has 19 drawers, all the same size with the exception of one wider drawer toward the bottom. Each drawer is divided into three sections for storage of medicines and herbs. There is a hidden storage area accessed by openings beneath the bottom drawers. Made of jumu (elm) wood and lacquered a deep red. Beautifully distressed through time.
Ching Dynasty (19th century)
Dimensions: 72 1/2" high x 31 1/4" wide x 20 1/4" deep.