Medicine Man

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This 19th-cen­tury Chi­nese Apothe­cary cab­i­net made of elm­wood fin­ished with dark red lac­quer is a fine ver­sion of the square cor­ner cab­i­net re­ferred to as yaochu (medicine or hun­dred-eye cab­i­net). An­cient Chi­nese doc­tors used to la­bel each of the mul­ti­ple pull-out draw­ers where they would store a wide range of herbs and medicines. To­day, this piece not only makes a dec­o­ra­tive ac­cent but is also func­tional, and con­ve­nient for stor­ing small col­lectibles.

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