Hope Chest

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

ca. 1950

GUSN

GUSN-265957

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

Descriptive Terms

blanket chests
cedar (wood)
brass (alloy)
Chippendale
shell (animal material)
Furniture
Chest, Blanket

Inscription

"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

Maker

Lane Furniture Industries (Manufacturer)

Dimensions

32 x 44 x 19 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Theodora Lawton

Accession Number

2002.56.1

Places

Melrose (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Somerville (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
Virginia (United States)
Massachusetts (United States)
Altavista (Campbell county, Virginia)