There’s no need to hit up that Colonial flea market of yours to get Rachel’s famous apothecary table from Friends.
If you’re one of those obsessed fans who’s dreamed of recreating your favorite Friends apartment, we’ve got some very exciting news for you. To celebrate the beloved sitcom’s 25th anniversary, Pottery Barn is releasing an entire Friends-themed collection. Just when we thought we couldn’t be any more excited, it looks like the collection will include the iconic apothecary table—yes, the same one Rachel bought in Season 6.
Pottery Barn is releasing a new collection of pieces inspired by the beloved sitcom, including accessories, furniture and tabletop items. The first image of the line reveals a Central Perk mug, a logo throw pillow and of course, the PB apothecary table that Rachel convinced Phoebe was a one-of-a-kind antique.
You may not be able to still smell the opium in its drawers, and the price will sadly not likely be “one and fifty,” but for the true Friends fanatic, there’s nothing better to kick your feet up on for a good binge. (Be sure to watch before it leaves Netflix in January!)
The items in the limited edition collection, which will hit stores in late July ahead of the show’s 25th anniversary in September, start at just $12.50. Well, As CNN reports, there will be 14 items in the collection, ranging from $13 to $1,099. No word on whether Rachel and Phoebe’s lamp, birdcage or, as Rachel called it, “a room separating apparatus from colonial time” are on sale.
The season 6 episode that made the furniture piece famous, aptly titled “The One with the Apothecary Table,” sees Rachel buy said table from a Pottery Barn catalog (it aired in 2000 after all!) and then, upon learning that “Phoebe hates Pottery Barn” from Monica, try to pass it off as a flea market find.
Ross (David Schimmer) and Rachel (Jennifer Aniston) sit with a piece of furniture that’s become famous: The Pottery Barn Apothecary Table.
Fans of “Friends” will remember that Phoebe despised Pottery Barn, because, in her words, the store’s mass-produced products signified “everything that is wrong with the world!” Accordingly, Rachel, a PB devotee, lied to Phoebe about where she bought her Pottery Barn Apothecary Table, and plenty of other apartment furniture. Rachel also forced Ross, another PB fan, to cover his identical Apothecary Table so Phoebe wouldn’t notice that hers wasn’t an original.
Things comically escalate as Rachel goes on a shopping spree, bringing home a large decorative cage used by “Colonial bird merchants” and a “room separating apparatus,” only to be challenged by Ross to take Phoebe to the made-up market with $60 to hunt for one of her miraculous finds.
While Phoebe’s loathing for the mass-produced furniture that Rachel claims has its own history because “it came all the way from the White Plains store,” may seem like a dig at the brand, she ends up falling in love with a Pottery Barn lamp in a shop window and gives in to the pull of PB.