Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism

A rectangular box made of brown-red wood with one drawer on top and two doors below. The drawer and doors have oval and star patterns on them. The doors of the box are open, displaying an array of small drawers, each of which has an oval blank for identifying the contents of the drawer.

Title:  Apothecary Cabinet or Chest

Artist/Maker: Attributed to James McAlester

Date: 1800–1814

Source: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Copyright/Permissions: The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Museum Purchase.

Location(s): New Market Plantation, Othma, VA, USA

Art Hx