Value of a Lane Cedar Chest?

I just bought a Lane cedar chest at a garage sale for $50. The inside is in pristine condition, except for a couple of scratches in the felt. The outside is in really good shape except for the fact that the person I bought it from painted it a really yucky green color! My husband is almost done refinishing it. I am not planning on selling it, but just wondering what kind of value it might have. The serial number is 252190.


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September 4, 20190 found this helpful

The chest is from 1952. To get the exact date read the serial number backwards.
$50 was a good price. Restored pieces go for $100 and more.

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September 5, 20190 found this helpful

What a fun find!!

Value is very regionally driven so where I am $50 would be very expensive (as most people where I am have to give these away), but in other parts of the country, they sell for up to $100-150 for the mid century modern chests like yours, so $50 is a bargain!

The point is if you love it and got it looking beautiful again, the value is subjective.

Thanks for sharing! It looks like he did an amazing job de-greening it!


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September 7, 20190 found this helpful

$50 is a great price for this size trunk! The value of it decreased with paint added,without paint worth more!

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