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Value of a Lane Cedar Chest

I have a Lane cedar chest style# 4569-70, serial# 2085180. I would like to know its value and age. I can't find the same design anywhere.
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August 26, 20190 found this helpful

It's between $300 and $400. Online.

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August 26, 20190 found this helpful

I recommend contacting the company using the online form:

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

They can help you date it and determine if you need a replacement lock since they were recalled because children were getting locked in side. You should not sell it before looking into the lock replacement.

Usually the serial number backwards dates the piece, but 08 15 802 does not make sense...is there in extra number? It looks like a late 1970s--early 1980s piece.

Where I am, they are not selling or if they do it is for between $25 and $50. Sales are regional so you would be best served by finding a good resale shop in your town and having them help you sell. I hope your market is much better than ours.

Post back with an update! Thanks for sharing!!

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August 31, 20190 found this helpful

ok thank you very much, it has helped a lot, have another Lane chest but this one I cant read the Numbers on it at all.

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August 26, 20190 found this helpful

Depending on condition, these range from $125 to over $400.

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August 26, 20190 found this helpful

FYI: Long answer, haha. Ive found some good info though.

Its easier to sell by knowing the age and additional info. The serial number doubles as the month, day and year it was made when reading backwards from right to left. When there are 7 numbers like the one you have, the first number refers to the plant. So it looks like yours was built on 08-15-80.

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Unfortunately, chests built after the 70s have many replicants and arent as coveted as say the ones built in the 20s and 30s. But I still think there is a good chance of you making a little money off of it. As stated in a comment above, the value will also depend on the safety lock. As a result of many terrible incidents that occurred from it locking on its own and not being able to open without a key or latch. Although, I have found that the company states that there are around 6 million of the 12 million manufactured that do not have the safety lock detail at all. I cant see your pic well enough to see if yours has it or not.

So far Ive seen chests ranging from $50 all the way to $700. So, it definitely depends on condition, year, area youre selling it in, etc.

Ive looked everywhere and cant seem to find this same chest either. I have found you a contact number that may help you determine the value easier. They seem to be located in Virginia. Below is their contact number.

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1-877-251-5010

Hope this helps you and let us know what you find out!!

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August 28, 20190 found this helpful

I would start off with the company who made this chest and supply them with the ID numbers. You can then find out the year this chest was made. After this, there are plenty of antique websites that sell these types of chests. I have checked a few of them and see people sell the Lane cedar chests online starting at $150 all the way up to $400 depending on the condition of the chest.

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