Sweet Medicine

Sweet Medicine
Source: Pottery Barn, Andover Cabinet
Source: Pottery Barn, Andover Cabinet

I love Chinese apothecary cabinets. I think it’s because they are rustic, hold ingredients for healing, and look at all the drawers.

They’ve made their way into popular decor (although you can still find antiques), and have been adapted into media centers, consoles, and more.

Source: 1stdibs
Source: 1stdibs

I’m not sure what I’d put into each of those drawers, but I’d find something. Socks? Thumb drives? Sea glass? Silence?

Source: Architectural Digest, Photography: Erhard Pfeiffer
Source: Architectural Digest, Photography: Erhard Pfeiffer

Check out the 19th century apothecary chest in the left of the picture, and how it echoes the design of the headboard, which is adapted from a post office cabinet from Rangoon. This room is full of squares, rectangles, and checkerboard patterns.

What would you put into all those drawers?

 

Featured image source: 1stdibs



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