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Ed Roos Co. Cedar Chest

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I received this chest from my inlaws.  It needs to be cleaned but other than that no damages.  I started to clean the copper since it is dying to show its color

Category: 
American Furniture
Condition: 
Good
Medium: 
Tenessee Red Cedar
Distinguishing marks: 
Copper "shield" on front panels
Date Period: 
1914-1951
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History: 
For Sale?: 
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The Roos company was in business from 1916 - 1951, operating in Forest Park Illinois. The company produced these chests in all the popular styles from Colonial to Art Deco.  Most furniture in this style was produced during the mid 1920's until World War II. Values vary considerably for these chests, depending on quality of construction, wood type and how close they follow original period designs.Most today sell for under $300.00 

 

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

i have cedar chest that has a clock on back edge, it also has paper with square holes on bottom and sides. has roos paper work staple to inside plus serial # on outside bottom # is 215836 could i get info on this, dave

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The ones with a clock tend to be late deco pieces, post us an image And I can give you a better idea of value

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

Good Day Sir,

I have a Roos Ceder Chest, it has the original paper stapled to the inside labeled #68060, can you give me an approximate worth?. It also has a piece of paper fixed on the bottom that held some other information "cant see it though", there is also a engraving with the words Roos "Sweetheart" Ceder Chest in it? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Livelife

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

I have one that looks a lot like this one need to know more and how i can find a key

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I see these cedar chests all over the place at thrift stores, salvation army, etc. A few months ago I bought one of the style above that's in great condition, for forty dollars. I got one about 3/4 size last year for twenty bucks at a St Vincent DePaul. As a point of reference I'm in a vacation area in southern CA, and everything is expensive and overpriced here.

I'm no expert, so either I'm very lucky or these are plentiful. I'm going with plentiful.

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I would just like to add that if this was an older piece, you would have devalued it significantly by cleaning the metal. Collectors want an item as-is, for the most part.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified)

hello everyone i am looking for key/keys for a roos style 5384 chest sn #284430.if anyone can help or tell me where to get one i would very greatful for your help. my name is john praznowski at mrprazsbcglobal.net

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