It is in very nice used condition. You can fill out the form online, or it includes a phone number so you can call with questions. Includes original Lane paperwork. Any suggestions to date the piece? However, my dad loves auction sales and purchased two of the litle Lane chests an auction in Central Montana and gave one to me and my daughter.
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Beautiful pre-owned condition. Lots of information about box restoration found there! The other one does not fit.
- They are two different styles.
- Above is a picture of the serial style.
- The chest features a conquistador on the front and full size legs with cross supports.
Check the serial number on the bottom of your chest. Back to the Virginia history explorer. Clipping path is a must for any kinds of product images. This piece of furniture is in gently used condition.
Reaching new heights of production and prosperity in the s, Lane began to advertise its products nationally. 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. The miniature cedar chests were made by Lane for what the company called the Girl Graduation Plan. My mother purposely broke the lock after that, and years later, my sister and I had cedar chests too. When the plant reconverted to the peacetime production of cedar chests, workers and management were able to adopt some of the mass production methods they had learned during the war emergency.
Very interested in their history. As they saw a decline in the Girl Graduation Plan promotion they were looking at other ways to sell the boxes. It does have a few scratches and a dent on the top as shown in the photos. He still lives in AltaVista. No keys, decent condition for age, see photos for details.
The key can definitely be taken out after the lock is locked or unlocked. The example you gave for determining the age doesn't work with this serial number. You would be really lucky to find one from your home town. Only furniture stores carrying the Lane line of furniture would have been participating in the plan and of those, some may have chose not to participate.
The problem is the mechanism inside the lock. Please tell everyone you know about these hope chests! The easiest way would be for you to send me a picture at chadhilk gmail.
Drinking rum and diet coke. Thankfully my aunt, on her way to bed, heard me. Hardy Furniture and the other has no markings except for the paper tag stapled to the bottom from The Lane Company. Per Federal law, for the latch on this otherwise original cedar chest has been disabled.
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This is a rare piece manufactured by Lane in the mid's. Usually you bend a couple of half-moon shaped ears on each side to take it apart. Cedar inside is in perfect condition. Notify me of new posts via email. In very good condition, key is included and works.
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That way, it may stay in your family for generations. These were followed in the s and s by new lines of bedroom furniture and recliners. However, you are correct, in many cases you can learn the age of Lane items not just Cedar Chests by using the method you described. In the Girl Graduation Program was nearing its end.
We are a non-smoking household. So I called today to get a free lock replacement. Mine seems to not want to be disturbed once locked.
The box is mint, but there was no key, as is the custom, it appears. How old is it, how do I get the musty smell out and refinish it really beat up on top. Although North Carolina came to be synonymous with the furniture industry, Virginia played an important role as well. You can purchase a guide to their records in our museum shop.
It appears to be painted not burnt into the wood like the picture shown above. Sally, Thank you for checking in with me! Will I be able to get the lock replaced without the serial number? The link to the online form took me to a dead link.
It's a local pick up only, so you'll also be able to check out the condition in person. Sanding the interior with grit sandpaper should get rid of the smell and actually allow you to smell the cedar again! To meet wartime demands, Lane introduced an efficient assembly system at its factory. The hope chest had been past down through three generations and none of us heard of this recall.
- It has raised feet and grooves on the front corners.
- Guess it goes back to both of my Grandmothers.
- Just loved the look and simplicity of this box.
- In the s Lane added a number of new product lines to its repertoire, including television cabinets manufactured for General Electric and occasional tables.
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Do either of you still have your boxes? How old is it, how do I get the musty smell out and refinish it really beat up on top Like Like. Everyone else was still downstairs. Both numbers are stenciled on the bottom of the chest. This is one of the few I wasn't able to research so well.
It has been moved and scratched on the top. However, páginas dating I will pass along as much as I know. It still has original everything. This belonged to my great grandmother. Your serial number is underneath the bottom of your chest.
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Find out more about Dugout Canoe. But I really need to get a look at it. Today I found your blog and am grateful for it, as I have been a wooden box collector for several years. Email required Address never made public.