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Hope Chest

Description

Finished cedar; top lifts open revealing unfinished chest compartment; single over double false drawers; carved shell motif; bottom drawer opens and has serpentined bottom edge and craved shell design; brass hardware; cabriole legs with pad feet on platforms.

Details

Maker
Lane Furniture Industries (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1950
Inscriptions
"LANE/ Altavista, VA" (with street and trees logo); "FEATURES OF THIS ARTICLE ARE COVERED BY/ ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING US PATENTS/ 1756746-1890999-1987018/ 2023465-2058571-2136141/ 2161519-2188707 AND/ FOREIGN PATENTS, OTHER US/ AND FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING"; "ONLY ARTICLES STORED/ IN THIS CHEST COMPARTMENT/ ARE COVERED BY MOTH/ INSURANCE POLICY"; (on hinges) "LANE HINGE/ PAT PENDING" (burned or branded into wood)
"PRESSURE/ TESTED FOR/ AROMA/ TIGHTNESS/ HERE (arrow)" (burned or branded into wood)
"LANE CHEST"; "LANE"; "MODEL NO 25-1/ NLCO"
illegible inscription (covered with liner paper)
style and serial numbers
Material
brass (alloy)
cedar (wood)
Object type
Furniture
Places
Altavista (Campbell county, Virginia)
Massachusetts (United States)
Melrose (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Somerville (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Virginia (United States)
Descriptive terms
blanket chests
brass (alloy)
cedar (wood)
Chest, Blanket
Chippendale
Furniture
shell (animal material)
Dimensions
32 x 44 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2002.56.1
Credit Line
Gift of Theodora Lawton
GUSN
265957

Comments

Appraisal #

AvatarPosted by Sophia Johns on November 30, 2016
How much would this sell for?

Appraisal Values #

AvatarPosted by Nicole Chalfant on December 1, 2016
Thank you for your comment, Ms. Johns.

As a non-profit collecting institution, Historic New England cannot provide appraisal values for objects.
If you are asking in reference to a similar object in your possession, I would recommend asking an antiques dealer or auction house in your area as they will have the best idea of a market value.
Again, thank you for contacting Historic New England.
Sincerely,
Nicole Chalfant
Collection Manager