How can you tell if a cedar chest is antique?

How can you tell if a cedar chest is antique?

Are old cedar chests valuable?

Online auction sites, antique shops and secondhand stores often sell Lane cedar chests -- based on their age, condition or rarity -- starting at $99 and as high as $700 or more for older chests. But most chests, on average, are valued between $200 and $400.

Where do you find the serial number on a Lane cedar chest?

Locate the serial number usually printed on the bottom of the chest. One antique-lovers' site suggests that the exact date on a Lane chest can always be determined by reversing the three pairs of numbers that comprise the 6-digit serial number.

What is the style number on a Lane cedar chest?

All Lane cedar chests have a serial number. It doubles as the manufacturing date the chest was made when you read the number from right to left or backward. This means a chest generally has a five- or six-digit number that tells the month, day and two-digit year it was built.

When was the first Lane cedar chest made?


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