19th Century Italian Pharmacy Scales on Marble Base

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10H x 19W x 9D

Location: Dallas

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19th Century Italian Pharmacy Scales on Marble Base harkens back to a bygone era when quaint little shops lined the streets of every village, and merchants would, in this case, use a variety of devices to dispense their wares.  Customers were obliged to trust the merchant especially in the measuring process of highly regarded and expensive items, such as would be found at a pharmacy.  Therefore, the accuracy and appearance of the scales used was of the utmost importance in impressing and reassuring customers that they were indeed dealing with a reputable establishment.  This set of scales could have also easily been used at a jewelry store.  Incredible craftsmanship and precision, even today!

Circa 1880s

Measures 10H x 19W x 9D