Genoese medicine chest, 1562-1566

Made:
1562-1566 in Italy
maker:
Unknown

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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Front three quarter view. Graduated grey background
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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Side three quarter view. Graduated grey background.
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Genoese medicine chest, 16th century. Detail front view. Black background.
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Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78 pewter boxes, and 17 other pieces, probably made for Vincenzo Giustiniani, Genoese Governor of between 1562 and 1566

Medicine chest, large, leather covered, contains 71 bottles, some with labels, 78 pewter boxes, and 17 other pieces, probably made for Vincenzo Guistiniani, Genoese Governor of between 1562 and 1566

Some of the bottles still appear to have their 16th-century contents, including compounds such as rhubarb powder, juniper water and mustard oil.

Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A641515
Materials:
chest, wood, leather covered, handles, iron (gilt), lock surround, iron (gilt)
type:
medicine chest, medicine chests
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • furnishing - artefact
  • case furniture
  • chest
credit:
Giustiniani family
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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