Thursday, November 4, 2010
Lane Love Chest
This is an original Lane Cedar Love Chest, made in the 1970's. It is a shame I do not have a picture of the inside since it is in new condition, with the original Lane warranty card stapled to the inside top of the chest.
I initially thought the chest was manufactured in the 1950's, but figured out from the serial number stamped on the bottom that it was most likely made in 1978, making it less "valuable" as is. The wood and hardware did make it a little dated.
To give it a more updated look, I carefully painted the original hardware with an oil-rubbed bronze finish. The exterior of the chest was painted black and then distressed. I did not touch the inside of the chest, so it still has the wonderful cedar finish making it ideal for storage.