Mahogany made in 1924 by W.B McLean in Pittsburgh PA used in a pharmacy in Newburgh NY dividers in the drawers each unit has a base with drawers and a top shelving unit drawer bases (one with 32 drawers and one with 25 drawers): both are17 inches deep + 1 inch projection, 6 feet long, 42 3/4 inches tall shelving units go on top: 12 inches deep, 6 feet long, 57 inches tall
grandfather - a pharmacist. He used the units in his pharmacy in Newburgh NY.
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I'm not sure if I've correctly interpreted the dimensions as you've explained them; do the shelves go on top or next to the cabinets?
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Two similar vintage Chippendale style mahogany apothecary cabinets
made by W.B. McLean, Pittsburgh, PA, circa 1924
Each surmounted by a shelving unit, the rectangular top over a case fitted with 32 or 25 drawers, on box bases. Stencil-marked on the back.
57 inches tall, 60 inches wide, 12 inches deep
CONDITION: wear commensurate with age and deep
PROVENANCE: made for client's grandfather's pharmacy; thence by inheritance
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