A historical look at valentines: Yenke Peddler antiques

We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. Dear Helaine and Joe: I have a cedar chest with a card stapled on the inside that says the chest was manufactured by the Ed Roos Co. What is the age and value of the chest? DEAR: L. It is no myth that the aromatic cedar oil found in red cedar kills moth larvae and repels the adult insects. The United States government had and may still have stringent requirements for the production of furniture that is said to kill or control these pesky insects. Cedar chests were most popular during the s, ’30s and ’40s, and during that time they seem to have been almost necessary household equipment. On many occasions young women received them as birthday or Christmas presents so they could store their trousseaus against the day when they would get married.

How can i find out how old?

He wants to sell them, but is at a loss as to what they are worth. Any help would be greatly appreciated. A: Old telephones sell at auctions and at antiques shows and shops. Prices vary depending on the age and style of the phone.

This lovely antique mule chest is a nice country piece and looks to date from the early nineteenth How To Recover A Lane Cedar Chest For An Easy Update.

I am not sure where some people get thier prices from. 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. Hi Joseph, I have a Lane Cedar chest serial , style , and am trying to find out what it is worth. It is in excellent condition, still has all the original paperwork and key and still smells like fresh cedar.

A couple of tiny scratches on a leg, but other than that, blemish free. Can you help me? Paperwork included. I see them all the time at auctions and estate sales, garage sales, they are a very common item. I have to agree with Treeman

It’s better than Tinder!

If your cedar chest is old or you bought it second-hand, ask about purchasing a new latch for it. A number of years ago, many Lane chests were recalled because children climbing into the chests could be trapped by automatic locks. The recall did not, however, reach all possible customers.

The miniature cedar chests were originally made by Lane for what the For a detailed discussion of this particular box please read by blog post dated April 9.

I found this Lane Cedar Chest and the bottom strip that has serial etc is gone. What is another way I could find out how old it is? It us pressure treated for aroma I’ve searched to know avail. Have you tried going to the Lane site and maybe emailing them a photo and they might be able to tell when it was made etc. Great cedar chest. Hello Mar, is there a serial number? According to this this source- that is very valuable information for dating the chest.

There is a veneer?? No serial or model ‘s. There are patent ‘s inside, but that didn’t help. I think im going to try emailing Lane.

Rare cedar chest worth $850

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Used (normal wear), Lane “Heirloom” Style # Reproduction of an antique British officer’s campaign chest dating back to the 19th century. in wide, 19in.

Lane Company cedar chests were a coveted home item from their inception in until the company closed in after 89 years on the market. Also called a “hope chest,” these beauties came in a variety of styles across the years. When determining the value of your Lane cedar chest, the year that it was made and the style are two of the main factors to consider. The older and rarer the cedar chest is, the higher its value and its desirability to those who want it.

Lane also made chests in a traditional antique style, such as Queen Anne, even if they were made in the s. If your chest was made in the s or s, you may have a valuable piece of furniture on your hands. A rare hand-painted three-drawer Lane cedar chest built in the late s is highly desirable for collectors. A single-lid chest built in the s that has many replicants is not as coveted. Compare your cedar chest style and shape to the versions already for sale to determine your chest’s style.

All Lane cedar chests have a serial number.

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In , our discussion of Cavalier Cedar Chests began in the Furniture Section ; however, a very large volume of mail has dictated that we put our coverage of cedar chests onto three separate pages. Thanks for tuning in! Once again, Bulk Trash day proved to be a Bonanza. I was walking through my neighborhood on the way to the market and I spotted this beauty tilted vertically against a garbage can.

It was Monday and the city sanitation trucks were due any minute.

I’ve read that the serial number backwards is the manufacturing date, but this serial number doesn’t make any sense. I purchased the chest for $45 on FB.

East Franklin Ave. Box Altavista, Virginia U. Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Interco Inc. The Lane Co. For 75 years the Lane family of Altavista, Virginia, ran the business, which became known for its sound management and enlightened labor policies. In The Lane Co. Louis-based conglomerate.

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Refinished DIY vintage Lane cedar hope chest using chalk paint and sealing wax a collection of dowry items or trousseau when I began dating my husband.

Ask a Question Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question. I have a Lane cedar chest that belonged to my mother. Two numbers are marked I think and the serial number is The outside condition would be considered poor, but the inside is in very good condition and still smells very good. What is the item valued at?

Antique Mule Chests

Login to Reply to this Topic. My wife and I are in posession of a Lane cedar chest with a half sun design on the front. The top has a push button locking mechanism. The chest belonged to her Grandmother.

Read this number backward to determine its age. For example, your chest’s number is , so the production date is , or Jan. 15, Sometimes.

Learn how to take your home from blah to bananas. We’re dishing on all the ways to bring chic and unique style to your space. Warning: Decorating with Chairish can be addictive. A unique, s, bedroom cedar chest by Lane. This chest boasts a forest design with golden oak finish and faux This chest boasts a forest design with golden oak finish and faux drawer front. This classic wooden furniture piece features a heavy hinged lid with a locking mechanism that opens and closes smoothly.

The front of the chest is decorated with six golden metal pulls, giving the illusion of drawers and side-by-side doors. With a simple design besides the faux drawer front, the chest lets the wood speak for itself. The beautiful natural patterns of the wood are too vibrant to muddle with over designing or color. Trunk is in beautiful vintage condition with no damage and still has that wonderful cedar smell. The lock has been upgraded to safety locks and the key is still sealed in cover.

Value of a Lane Cedar Chest?

Finding a gorgeous handcrafted cider chest that was made before the 20th century, would be a lucky find indeed. Most cedar chests on the market however, were made no earlier than the 20th century, and were not handmade but were instead machine produced in a factory. Finding reliable information on pre-twentieth produced cedar chests is hard to come by.

Hello,. My screen name is Rarewares. I just need one photo of the item (ideally on a white background) and one of marks, signatures, writing or.

Lane is providing new locks, free of charge, to prevent entrapments. The brand name “Lane” or “Virginia Maid” is located inside the cedar chest. If the lid latches shut without depressing a button on the outside of the chest, the lock needs to be replaced. Consumers should have the chest’s serial and style numbers, which are branded on the outside bottom or outside back of the chest, available when contacting Lane.

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