Samples like this little cedar chest were used by a salesman to show customers what the large version looked like. This one is 17 ¼ in. long x 8 ¾ in. deep x 8 ¼ in. tall. It is made of cedar and retains its original finish. The inside has that aromatic cedar scent. The original finish has minor age marks. The chest is Empire style and has nice shaped feet, scalloped top rail, and front corner posts. The hinges have been replaced at some time. These little boxes are nice for jewelry, and keepsakes.
Antique Salesman’s Sample Mini Cedar Chest Empire Style c. 1890s
$136 $199 SALE