The Lane company gave away miniature cedar chests through local furniture stores to girls as they graduated from high school to promote the purchase of a regular cedar chest when the young ladies were ready to start their hope chests. My mother was given one when she graduated in 1938, and a generation later, my sister received one when she graduated, but Lane must have stopped the promotion by the time I graduated, because no one in my graduating class received one. This nice, clean little box is 8 7/8” wide, 4 ¾” deep, and 3 ¼” tall. The chest is stamped on the inside: Lane presented by Bridges Wholesale Furniture Tuscaloosa, Ala. There is no key to the lock. It is clean with a small bit of wear and a chip in the back by a hinge, but in remarkable shape considering it’s close to 50 years old.
This would be a great addition to your miniature collection or to use every day to house your small treasures or to decorate with. Please contact us if you have any questions.
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