How do I determine the value of a Lane cedar chest?

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If you are in possession of an original Lane cedar hope chest, and wish to determine its current value, check eBay to see how much your particular model is selling for at the present time. The value of your cedar chest depends on its condition, the local market and level of demand. You can visit a local antique dealer to obtain an estimate of your cedar chest's value.

The Lane company was founded in Altavista, Va. in 1912. The company is known for its famous antique cedar "hope chests," which were originally marketed towards young brides-to-be. Each prospective bride filled her hope chest with treasured items in anticipation of her future marriage. Today, these chests are highly sought after and worth a considerable amount of money. Antique dealers have expertise to determine the condition and true worth of a Lane cedar chest.

Sometimes in informal settings, such as yard sales, authentic antique Lane products are sold for extremely low prices --as low as $20 in some cases-- because the previous owner was unaware of their historical value and significance. If you suspect that you have paid under or over the actual value for your antique chest, search around the Internet and compare it to similar models in the same condition.

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1. Turn the lane chest upside down. On the bottom of the cedar chest you will find a serial number. The serial number may be stamped, applied or burned into the wood. 2. Read the
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About 375 to 800 dollars. Lane was a top nauch company back then and to still have one in 2011, it's worth quite alot.
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You go to ebay and see what others are charging for them.
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value and worth are fluid, nothing has set value until someone pays for it or buys it. insurance replacement value is one thing, real world sellign price is another, auction is another
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Determining the Value of a Lane Cedar Chest
The value of your Lane cedar chest will depend on its age. Generally, the older a Lane cedar chest is, the higher its value. Lane cedar chests produced after 1940 are not as valuable as those produced in the 1920s and 1930s. Lane cedar chests are marked... More »
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Edward Hudson Lane first founded the company Lane in Altavista, Virginia in 1912. However, the Lanes were unsure of what success they would have selling chests ...
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