Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Vintage 'Pharmacie" Boxes

These delightful French vintage cardboard boxes are perfect for storing your little treasures in. They come in a few sizes and have wonderful original labels in lovely fonts.

The square vintage pharmacists boxes from Rouen a town north west of Paris where once used for cachets. The cachet was two rice paper cups joined together with powder inside and were developed in France by Limousin of Paris in the 1870's. The ingenious little cachets where designed to make the taking of bitter powders (medicine) more palatable.   

 These sweet round boxes are from a pharmacy in Lons Le Saunier south east of Paris between Dijon and Lyon vary in size from 12cm's to 5cm's in diameter.  

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