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Collector's Cabinet With Miniature Apothecary's Shop

Collector's Cabinet With Miniature Apothecary's Shop

45 EUR
The focus of this large book is an 18th century Dutch cabinet from the Rijksmuseum’s furniture collection. This cabinet houses a collection of curiosities including a mini-apothecary’s shop filled with over 300 jars, pots, and bottles containing medicines. Concealed behind the rear wall of the cabinet, 55 secret drawers reveal a varied collection of over 2,000 naturalia specimens – including seeds, flowers, roots, resins, ores, and a great deal more. The cabinet was probably owned by a wealthy doctor or pharmacist and its contents were intended as a curiosity, for the amusement of a select group of friends. 21st century readers will be equally impressed by this exceptional Dutch collector’s cabinet.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 42 cm, pb, English

Published by Rijksmuseum

Book Design : Irma Boom Office