It is no myth that the aromatic cedar oil found in red cedar kills moth larvae and repels the adult bugs. The United States federal government had (and might still have) strict requirements for the production of furniture that is said to kill or manage these pesky bugs. In order for a maker to claim that his cedar chest would eliminate moths, the back, ends, bottom and front needed to be made from at least 70 percent red cedar heartwood and the boards used in the building had to be at least 3/4-inch thick.
Cedar chests were most popular throughout the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, and throughout that time they appear to have been practically required family equipment. When they would get wed, on numerous occasions young ladies received them as birthday or Christmas presents so they might store their trousseaus against the day.
Cedar chests remained in vogue during a time when American furnishings makers were reviewing nearly every design that had existed since the 16th century. Stylistically, it takes its motivation from the American William and Mary duration with a beaded motif around the lift top and an egg and dart carving listed below. The front corners are enhanced with leaf carvings, and the ring and ball feet are supported by scrolled brackets.
This is a terrific classic cedar chest with three storage compartments. Leading compartment is a little shallow while the second is ideal and deep for linens and sweatshirts. The third is a take out drawer on the bottom. This chest is perfect for storing out of season clothes and linens. The top requires a little cosmetic love, but in general it remains in excellent shape and it’s strong enough to use as a bench.
Vintage Roos Cedar Chest with bottom and leading hand-painted with Annie Sloan Graphite chalk paint. The inside is in outstanding shape and has a terrific cedar scent. Antique cedar chest can be discovered at nearly any garage sale, but comprehending exactly what separates between antique and old is just the start of the search procedure.
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