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Value and Information on a Sweetheart Lane Cedar Chest

I have a Lane cedar chest. I am looking for any information you may have on it.
Serial #2275110
Style #4304-77
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December 2, 20180 found this helpful

It is in great shape. Asking prices on eBay range from $250 to $375 for chests like this.

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December 4, 20180 found this helpful

Before you try to set a value on this, please find out if this is one of the trunks affected by the recall:

www.cpsc.gov/.../cpsc-urges-consumers-to-replace-or...

The link has the how to info.

Post back with what you learn. A value can be figured AFTER we know if you have one that is OR is not part of this recall.

Thanks!!

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December 5, 20180 found this helpful

I believe your chest is one of the unusual ones and may need to be appraised to learn the true present value. I have been unable to find any chest remotely resembling yours.

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Your chest was made during the period the self-locking locks were used so If your chest still has the old style lock it should be replaced. Lane still offers free locks through this address.

patch.com/.../if-you-have-a-lane-cedar-chest-heres...

Serial number 2275110 - production date: 10/15/72 (1972). You read from left to right but you drop the first 2 as that is the plant number.

"Some chests may also have an extra digit which denotes the plant location.
For example: serial number 2557121 would have been produced on 12/17/55 in plant #2.

  • That said; it seems easy to remedy that problem so due to these circumstances, locks are not considered a detriment to value (Lane appraisal).
  • Your picture is very dark but it looks like you have cushion seat and also a drawer (?) at the bottom. What type of material is the cushion made of? Is it in very good condition?
  • What about the overall condition of the chest? Does it have any bad issues/scratches/marks?
  • Does the chest have a drawer or is it plain inside?
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  • What are the measurements?
  • All of this information will be necessary for someone (even an expert) to be able to give you a good appraisal.
  • Very good pictures will make a big difference. Be sure the pictures are not this dark and take several pictures at all angles and be sure to take photos of all tags/markings (serial & style numbers) and show any damage places.
  • You can ask for free appraisals (some are very good but you will learn something from everyone you ask) ask on several sites (not just one). Check Link at the bottom of this message.
  • This is a very good link on finding the value of a Lane cedar chest:
  • www.hunker.com/.../determining-the-value-of-a-lane-cedar...
  • I have been told that Lane does answer emails so you might want to ask your question here first.
  • www.lanefurniture.com/contacts.html
  • If you decide to try for an appraisal here is a link to check out:
  • support.chairish.com/.../115006515948-Contact-Chairish
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  • Here is a link to check out: You must follow their instructions when asking for information.
  • www.whatsellsbest.com/.../antiques.html
  • Barneby's also do great appraisals but they charge $17.
  • www.barnebys.com/.../
  • Good luck and we would like to know more about your cedar chest so let us know what you find out.
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December 7, 20180 found this helpful

I'm sorry I displayed the date incorrectly:
Serial number 2275110 - production date: 10/15/72 (1972). You read from left to right but you drop the first 2 as that is the plant number.

It really should be 2275110 - production date: 01/15/72. You start on the right and read to the left but you drop the last 2 as it is the plant number.

Sorry - I had that completely wrong.
I did not reverse the first two number (starting on the right).

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