Finding an Original Photo of a Lane Cedar Chest?

I am refinishing an old Lane cedar chest, style 610115-E. I need an original photo or ad so I can see what it looks like.

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

There should be a serial number on the bottom of the chest. If you read it backwards that will give you the date it was made. Yr/Day/Month 012250 = 05/22/10
That might help you with finding a photo.

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

You can look on eBay or Etsy for this exact style to see what it looked like.

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October 22, 20190 found this helpful

There are several ways you may be able to find information about your cedar chest but it will take research on your part.
You may never find an original picture but you may be able to find a chest like yours listed for sale that would probably give you a good idea of the original look.

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If you will add a picture to this question/post someone may be able to help you locate a chest like yours.
Model numbers are rarely used by anybody because most people do not know the model number so they just list them as vintage Lane cedar chest..
You will find lots of information on using serial number to find the age but that does not tell you anything about the chest itself.

Here is the contact information for Lane but I'm not sure they will help you.
You never know about how companies will answer this type of question.

www.lanefurniture.com/.../contact-us

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

This might help if you can find the date on the bottom of your cedar chest. The company made cedar chests from 1912 until 2001 in Altavista, Virginia. In 1972 the cedar chest division was shut down. It appears there were 3 different styles of cedar chest the company made.

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The traditional cedar chest this one is their traditionally one they made that has a look of antique. The top is hinged and pulls up to open and has a lock and key.

Mid Century or modern design chests. These styles have clean lines and angular feet. The Mid-Century Modern designs often featured patterned wood stains, with looks that appear more industrial, the only decoration being the hardware.

The last is their Flapper style cedar chests. There were made in the 1930s and 1940s which were made in the style of the Art-Deco movement of the time. These designs often featured inlaid woods that highlighted bold geometric shapes in the inlay areas. Some cedar chests, when the lid opened, had hinged shelving boxes lined with felt that provided storage for keepsake items.

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Identifying your design and the period it was made can help you to find one that looks similar to yours to help you restore yours. Hopefully this will help you to narrow down your search to find a chest that looks similar to the one you want to restore.

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October 23, 20190 found this helpful

When I want a picture of something, I do the following...put what I want an image of into Google....in this case I used the phrase:

old advertisements for lane chests

This is what came up:

www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&biw=1366...

I tried it with the model number first, but it did not yield anything.

Perhaps this way you will see yours in an original advertisement.

Post back with updates and before and after photos of your pet project!! Blessings!

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