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Ed Roos Cedar Chest

I purchased the chest from an online ad and it is in perfect condition with the exception of the trim being painted gold. The model number underneath is not visible to determine the exact description or year it was built. The legs are sturdy with all 4 screws intact., hinges also are perfect. The inside is lined with red paper and there are no tears. 

Category: 
American Furniture
Condition: 
Good
Size and dimensions of this item: 
45" long 19" wide 26" tall
Weight: 
approx. 50lbs
History: 
Early 1900's
For Sale?: 
No
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The Roos Cedar Chest factory was established in 1918, in Forest Park, Ill. a suburb of Chicago. By 1928 their brick building on Harrison Street exceeded 85,000 square feet. It was at one time the largest industrial concern in Forest Park, employing 400 people. Three million feet of cedar a year were used by the roos factory, which which required 1,200 trees per day to be cut. The production of Roos Chest were second only to the Lane company, which is also best known for its cedar chests. The Roos company ceased production in 1951. Cedar Chest like this were mass produced items, none of them are considered rare or particularly valuable in the current market. At auction comparable examples to this one often sell at auction for less than $150.00. This one dates fro the mid 1920's through the early 1930's

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