I have recently become a very lucky gal.
Luck comes in waves for me. In order to ride this wave through the winter, I will attempt to drive past and not stop at any more garage sales this season.
Surely, I'll be disappointed when I don't find another deal like this.
It is a Lane cedar chest. Check out the legs on that thing. Sturdy, well made, delightful.
Yes, it needs a good wipe down and disinfectant. Someday, I'll have it professionally refinished and I'm sure it will astound me at it's beauty.
But for now, I'm going to appreciate all the nicks and scratches and crackling stain.
I'm trying to find out more about this specific chest. The Style No. is 48910. I've sent an email to Lane to see if they would assist me.
Looking through eBay, Craigslist, Lane History, Etsy, all led me to believe that it's early. Lane began in 1912. There aren't any pictures of the earliest chests, the photos begin around 1934, with the most thorough photos at the 1951 mark.
Even if it is from 1984 (which I don't believe) I love it.
I will love it for it's imperfections.
I'll also love it for it's previous owners for being too lazy to clean it out after some vermin visited it.
Thanks for the FREE chest, folks!
Yes, free. They were throwing it out because the woman didn't want to clean it out. She then gave me paper towels and wet wipes and the 'mess' was gone.
Like I said, I'm on a lucky streak.
p.s. Sam: Thanks for not fighting me for it!