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Cabinets make healthy sums

Given the GlaxoSmithKline link, it was not a surprise to see four apothecaries’ cabinets among the contents of North Mymms sold at Sworders.

A 9½in (23cm) wide George III example had 13 compartments with bottles and a measure, and a base drawer with four extra bottles and a balance. It went to a collector within estimate at £450.

A similarly dated, slightly larger cabinet with sliding compartments to the base, scales and weights made £550. Meanwhile, a bid of £900 secured a 20in (50cm) wide 19th century example, with a fitted interior holding labelled lidded bottles, a balance on a lift-out tray. To the fall front was a lidded box bearing a plaque: Prize Medal 1862 For Excellence of Manufacture. Savory & Moore, Chemists to the Queen, London.

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