The first time I ever heard of an apothecary table was in the Friends episode The One with the Apothecary Table where Rachel bought her apothecary table from Pottery Barn and was trying to convince Pheobe that it was authentic.
I remember loving all the little drawers and have wanted one ever since. I keeping seeing old crackled or faded ones with tons of personality in antique stores, but they are always out of my price range. I don't really know what I would do with so many little drawers, but I'm sure I could find lots of little things to put in them. And I'm sure you have plenty of homeless little things too. Maybe enough to buy your own apothecary table...

(left) Rattan & Leather Apothecary Chest w Mahogany Stand via Bedroom Furniture Collection - (top middle) Map Coffee Table by Pottery Barn - (bottom middle) Apothecary Box via Improvements Catalog - (right) Aurora Collection II Apothecary Media Cabinet via Kitchen Source

(left to right) Nantucket Ultimate Accents Apothecary Cupboard via Kelley Furniture - Magnussen Accent Express Apothecary Chest via furniturexo - Apothecary 15-Drawer Audio Storage by Target - Zen Medicine Chest via Oriental Furniture


The man of the crooked house said...

So that's what you've been doing all this time. If we ever got an apothecary table, I would definitely contribute some love to fill up some of those spaces.

Laina said...

I love the rattan and leather chest. I saw one like that on an episode of 30 Rock and it looked like a filing cabinet you'd see in a library with the index cards. I thought that was a cool, unexpected piece of furniture for a house.
Do you watch 30 Rock?

Anonymous said...

I am looking for the actual table from the Friends episode (or one very similar). Do you know if this table was actually made?

Anonymous said...

In response to the last poster - yes, this table was made, I own one. I just saw a posting for one on the NY craigslist (now expired) - good luck!!

Trash Cans & Garbage Cans said...

Great looking tables. But like you said, these things are a bit pricey. Maybe I really need to start saving if I want one of those things.

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