About a month ago, I found an amazing cedar wood chest at. When I was six, I locked myself in my mom's cedar chest. Compare your chest's fittings and veneer to photos of original examples to make sure. It appears to be painted not burnt into the wood like the picture shown above. The last Lane cedar chest to be manufactured in the United States rolled off the production line in the summer of 2001, and the plant closed for good. The value of your cedar chest depends on its condition, the local market and level of demand.
After Interco's successor, Furniture Brands International, filed for bankruptcy in 1992, the Lane facility in Altavista became one of the company's divisions slated for transfer abroad. Save a life, 6 million are still at risk! Are you interested in learning more about the Lane Compay. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation based on inspection of the coin. In worn condition their retail value is about 0. Ads combined romantic images of men in uniform and their fiancees with patriotic slogans and the well-known face of national spokeswoman, and symbol of all things American, Shirley Temple.
Some veneer had to be replaced. Fortunately, since most Lane chests were given a serial number, this is relatively easy to find out. Antique dealers have expertise to determine the condition and true worth of a Lane cedar chest. I am not sure if you can get a replacement key for your lock since it was made before 1987 and is not a safety lock to prevent a kid from accidentally locking himself inside. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. It may be blank or there may be a D or S. The M on theother pedestal is the designer's monogram and not … a mint mark.
Lane Furniture was founded in 1912 by Edward Hudson Lane in Altavista, Virginia. Carl Mathie began working as a translator, editor and writer in 2004 at two independent literary publishers in London. The serial number shows it was made in 1928. I know it is from the 40s but I think my serial number and style must be on the bottom and there is no way I can turn this big thing over! It was like magic, the old varnish came off! Chest manufactured before 1987 that contains a lock that lacks a special safety feature. Thankfully my aunt, on her way to bed, heard me. To determine which coin you have it will be necessary to locate the mint mark.
I am not sure where some people get thier prices from. My guess is that this chest was originally purchased sometime in the 1950s. I comes in a ton of colors and is has a really nice finish to it. I know the post is old, but my child died just 6 weeks ago in our family hope chest. To determine the age, work backwards from the Serial. Alternately, check the price guide linked below.
I also re-stained it and put a coat of satin finish polyurathane on it. It is in excellent condition, still has all the original paperwork and key and still smells like fresh cedar. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. The only info I have on mine is: model 5439 Can anybody help me out with this? I walked up to it, lifted the top and realized I had found a fully lined cedar chest. One of the Virginia concerns central to the state's emergence as a furniture center was the Lane Company, maker of the iconic Lane Cedar Chest.
I first noticed it because it seemed like it was made out of solid wood so rare these days. Is there any approach you possibly can take away me from that service? Unfortunately, cedar chests are not as popular anymore as they are heavy, take up space, and people do not store material goods i. If you need info on how to determine the age of your Lane cedar chest - you should call customer service at Lane and see if they can help you too. I tried that for the first time and was successful. I especially like the ones from the 20s and 30s and when one becomes available on Craigs List, and the price is right, I try to get it. Like Shirley I am curious how much you paid for this. Take the last two numbers 40 - reverse them and you have 04 - for April - the 4th month of the year.
Then they obviously don't know what they are talking about either that they are just wanting to resale it for its real retail price. First, I put on eco-friendly and let it sit for about an hour. If there is no letter the coin was minted at Philadelphia. The next two numbers 51 get reversed to 15 - the 15th of the month. My mom still has her Lane hope chest from the 50's and she got her lock replaced a long time ago Lane will send out a free replacement. Both were in immaculate condition, had keys even updated for the child safety recall , and had all the paperwork.
This famous design is called either a buffalo nickel or an Indianhead nickel; both names are about equally common. Hi Joseph, I have a Lane Cedar chest serial 853030, style 7711-02, and am trying to find out what it is worth. Are the lining and hinges in good condition? You can purchase a guide to their records in our museum shop. Upon closer inspection, I realized the original warranty tag was still intact: Not only that, but I had stumbled upon a Lane sweetheart chest. Because the chests were mass-produced throughout the 20th century and are thus quite common, only older examples tend to fetch high prices at auction. A very large purchase at the time. Any help would be great.
My serial number is 043028 whats the date on that lane cedar chest said. A good story or association with a famous or historical figure can increase an antique chest's value markedly. If you find a large stamp on the bottom of the chest to test air tightness this means the chest could manufactured by Lane. I was in there for awhile, screaming and banging. Everyone else was still downstairs. A reputable coin dealer will be able to give a more accurate valuation. I am deeply saddened by your loss.