Description: Italian, 18th century, pair of hand turned wooden apothecary jars/urns with wooden lids that fit securely and would have graced a convent, monastery or private home. Turned wooden drug jars were prevalent in central Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Wooden containers were made from boxwood or linden wood and used for dried herbs and leaves.
Wooden drug jars went away due to glass/ceramic being cheaper, disposable and less time consuming to make. Rare to find a pair today and would look wonderful on a counter, in a dining room or even on a bookcase.
Condition: In excellent antique condition considering their age of a couple of hundred years, there is of course chipping to the black and white paint but nothing else.