This is a 1944 Lane Cedar Chest that has been in my family since new. This was purchased by my Grandmother new in 1944 which she gave to my mother as a wedding present. My mother called it a Hope Chest. I inherited it from my mother after she passed in 2001. It is very beautiful and has minimal wear for being 64 years old. I think the pictures do a good job of reflecting its condition. It is a Mahogany wood I believe and as you can see it has a matching front. My son said that is called "book-matched" -but I don't know. My father is 85 years young and is still with me and he said my grandmother paid extra for that type wood.
It has a removable top tray and it still has a very strong cedar aroma. My mother hadn't opened it for many years. When I received it, it was filled with my fathers WWII items and many clothes, cards and various things she kept since my birth. The lock is a dual combination and key type. I do not know the combination but I do have the key so it does still lock if you wish. It still has the newspapers lined on the bottom from the last time my mother lined it and they are dated 1948. The top tray has the original green felt finish in excellent condition. It also has a liner over the top of the tray which appears to be shelf paper from 1948 as well. Both can be easily removed.
I offer it now only because I have a heart condition so I recently moved in with my son from out of state. He has a small apartment and this and a few other items must go for lack of space.
This cedar chest measures approximately 44" long, 25 1/2" tall, and 19" front to back.
This is a very nice antique piece of furniture that my mother cared for her entire life. I believe the new owner will love this and get many more years of enjoyment from this. It's Hard to find them in this nice condition. I will check for, and answer all e-mails of serious interest promptly. I have placed a very modest reserve on this item only to protect my investment and it is set much lower than its value. But why not use my "Buy it Now" and lock this great Antique in for yourself Immediately!!
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