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Object:Sheraton medicine chest, c.1840


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Medicine chest with 32 glass bottles, a hand balance, 13 weights, wooden box, watch glass, a piece of leather and six pottery jars. Some wealthy people had their own medicine chests, including all the necessary dispensing equipment.

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