Antique Cedar Hope/Blanket Chest made in Chicago

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Cedar Chest

Hope Chest

Blanket Chest


All wood on this chest appears to be in original condition. The finish appears to be original stain color but has been refreshed with stain finish, except for the top which has been stained in a dark color, probably to hide previous damage to the finish.

With the exception of a couple of nicks, the overall appearance is quite nice, especially the front with a tiger-striped wood section and original ornamental wood appliques, designed wood trim pieces that frame ornamental wood and edge the top piece, are all in good condition.

The interior is very nice with labels from manufacturer "Chicago Screen Company" indicating Brand "Standard Line" and a label on how to use the cedar chest. Label indicates also indicates that cedar is from Tennessee and that it is thicker than 3/4 inch, as confirmed by US Dept of Agriculture.

Also reported on the label is the use of an interlocking joint on the box corner that make it unbreakable.

Another label is the $100 moth insurance policy, originally given with
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