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I have a unique piece of furniture that has a marble top, a top drawer labeled "SCILL AE: R" and "NICOTIANA", with a space in the middle, and a bottom drawer. It appears quite old. It is 33" tall X 18" X 14". Do you know what this was used as, and is there any value to it? I could email a photo if that would help.
And this was the reply:How totally cool! You have a Victorian styled apothecary cabinet for Alcohol Extract of Scilla (used as an expectorant or purgative) and for the extract of Tobacco, basically....both of these homeopathic remedies were generally used for treating a variety of illnesses-- tobacco is an important medicine in homeopathy for various minor ailments, such as dizziness, motion sickness, diarrhea, and dry cough, as well as numerous serious conditions, such as angina, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory ailments, and Meniere's disease. The marble on the top is generally used so a balance (scale) can be placed steadily for accurate dispensation of doses. The current retail on your vintage cabinet stand is from $550 to $950. Hope it was worth the trouble....by the way, your new password ***** apothecary --please change it to something else. Best, Will
I bought the exact same piece yesterday at an estate sale for $30.00. I was wondering what the value is from what you said in 2011 to today in 2018?
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This question was asked in 2011:
I have a unique piece of furniture that has a marble top, a top drawer labeled "SCILL AE: R" and "NICOTIANA", with a space in the middle, and a bottom drawer. It appears quite old. It is 33" tall X 18" X 14". Do you know what thiswas used as, and is there any value to it? I could email a photo if that would help.
And this was the reply:How totally cool! You have a Victorian styled apothecary cabinet for Alcohol Extract of Scilla (used as an expectorant or purgative) and for the extract of Tobacco, basically....both of these homeopathic remedies were generally used for treating a variety of illnesses-- tobacco is an important medicine in homeopathy for various minor ailments, such as dizziness, motion sickness, diarrhea, and dry cough, as well as numerous serious conditions, such as angina, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory ailments, and Meniere's disease. The marble on the top is generally used so a balance (scale) can be placed steadily for accurate dispensation of doses. The current retail on your vintage cabinet stand is from $550 to $950. Hope it was worth the trouble....by the way, your new password ***** apothecary --please change it to something else. Best, Will
I bought the exact same piece yesterday at an estate sale for $30.00. I was wondering what the value is from what you said in 2011 to today in 2018?27 May 2018 07:33Glenda B.
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Glenda B., Antique ExpertWhat is it you are wanting to know?
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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

Yes, I can see the question you submitted, I just do not know what it is you are wanting today.

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How totally cool! You have a Victorian styled apothecary cabinet for Alcohol Extract of Scilla (used as an expectorant or purgative) and for the extract of Tobacco, basically....both of these homeopathic remedies were generally used for treating a variety of illnesses-- tobacco is an important medicine in homeopathy for various minor ailments, such as dizziness, motion sickness, diarrhea, and dry cough, as well as numerous serious conditions, such as angina, stroke, cancer, chronic respiratory ailments, and Meniere's disease. The marble on the top is generally used so a balance (scale) can be placed steadily for accurate dispensation of doses. The current retail on your vintage cabinet stand is from $550 to $950. Hope it was worth the trouble....by the way, your new password ***** apothecary --please change it to something else. Best, Will
I bought the exact same piece yesterday at an estate sale for $30.00. I was wondering what the value is from what you said in 2011 to today in 2018?
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

I would need to see this Cabinet, because I cannot go back to this question to see any pictures. Can you send pictures?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
How do I attach them here?
Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

If your message box has a blue box that says "attach file" or a paper clip icon you can use that to upload photos. If not then Click the link: for instructions on uploading images, Be sure to be signed into Google Chrome in order for this link to work, if not signed into Google Chrome, then you have to copy and paste the link in your browser.
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If your pictures are on a phone, plug the phone into the computer, then you can upload to the site right from the phone, the phone will be treated as a removable drive.
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Or you can use this site, then forward the link from your pictures to the messsage area.
https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/articles/210076663-Upload-Images
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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

Hi'

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Antique Expert: Glenda B., Antiques Appraiser replied 2 months ago

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