Skinner Auctions: 2744M. 8/9/14 Lot: 301. Description: Pine Chest over Drawers, probably Mass., early 18th c. Molded, hinged top above a double-arch molded case of 3 faux and 2 working drawers, on turned bun feet, old replaced brasses, old surface of black & remnants of blue paint, ht. 35 1/2, case wd. 36, dp. 17 1/2 in. Provenance: Roger Bacon, Exeter, New Hampshire. Estimate $4,000-6,000. lower backboard replaced.
Hermetischer Probier Stein..' 1647, by Oswald Croll (Kroll or Crollius) The title page is an elaborate symbolic engraving (by Jan Sadeler), with portraits of Hermes Trismegistus, Morienus, Lull, Geber, Roger Bacon and Paracelsus (the so-called Alchemy dream team).