Rare! This style of Antique Art Deco Cedar Chest with a clock is not as common as others. It's a beautiful example of a blanket chest in two-tone walnut, and it has the original paperwork. This particular chest was made by Ed Roos Co of Forest Park, ILL ("Sweetheart") chest with a manufacture date of November 1, 1948. Notice the intricate patterns of exotic woods which makes it a breathtaking statement piece! If you're interested in purchasing this cedar chest please call 1-800-556-1887.
One of the most popular vintage cedar chests that our customers request are the chests made by Lane Furniture Company.
Lane made its beginning by manufacturing cedar chests early in the 1900s. One of the greatest benefits of a cedar chest is that cedar wood serves as a natural deterrent against moths and other pests. Due to a recall on locks, we ship all our Lane Cedar Chests without the locking mechanism. Lane will send a replacement lock free of charge.
Another type of vintage cedar chest that is popular with our customers is the Solid Red Cedar Chest. These chests come in varying sizes. The very small ones are perfect for apartment use, and the extra large cedar chests will accommodate large blankets and bedding. The rustic charm of a solid red cedar chest makes it a perfect accent to your country home or cabin decor.
We've had only a few of these cedar chests. They are the precursor to the more well known Lane Cedar Chest. Here is a bit of history. It was March 1912 and a man named John Lane purchased a box plant in AltaVista, Virginia. His son Ed Lane, 21 yrs at the time and with little manufacturing experience was encouraged by his father to try his hand at starting a chest factory in the newly acquired plant. Since the Lane's didn't know how successful their new venture was going to be, they didn't want to put their name on it, so they incorporated the little company as the "Standard Red Cedar Chest Company".
Vintage interior inspiration! What a great way to repurpose an antique cedar chest that adds character and charm to a room, as well as adding much needed storage space. This solid wood chest includes a cedar lining and is finished on all four sides. It was manufactured in Scranton, Pa, where it was acquired, but has a new life currently in Colorado. And our happy customers were kind enough to share a photo of it in their lovely new home!