Shelving and drawers, Savory & Moore Pharmacy (Bay 05)

Savory & Moore (estab. 1806, closed 1992)
Circa 1849
The University of Melbourne was presented with a major donation by the Wellcome Trust: the fixtures and furniture of the Savory and Moore Pharmacy formerly of 29 Chapel Street, Belgrave Square, London, which was originally opened in 1849. It supplied the needs of the residents of Belgrave Square and of Buckingham Palace nearby. The pharmacy's interior was re-erected in the Medical History Museum for permanent display in its original form in 1971. The majority of the jars, bottles come from Palmer's Pharmacy, Ballarat, most with their contents of the period 1870 to 1890. It also includes pre-1920 drugs manufactured by Burroughs Wellcome and other firms.
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Object detail

wood, glass, metal, paint, gilt
240 x 257 x 56 cm (unit)
141 x 257 x 56 c m (shelves)
115 x 257 x 56 cm (draw unit)
27.0 x 12.5 x 18.3 cm (left and right draws)
21.0 x 12.5 x 22.3 cm (middle draws)
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Gift of the Wellcome Trust, London 1971
name/inscriptions ▫ painted in gilt with pink and pale pink letter shadows: 'SAVORY & MOORE/TO THE QUEEN H.R.H. THE PRINCE OF WALES/AND THE KING OF THE BELGIANS./and at 143, NEW BOND ST.' ▫ signage
name/inscriptions ▫ painted in gilt ▫ drawer labels
Named Collection
Medical History Museum Category


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