Vintage Murphy Solid Cedar Hope Chest

Posting ID : B1008505759
Date Posted : 2012-04-29
Category : Furniture By Owner

Offered is a vintage solid cedar hope chest, Style No. 19, in very good/excellent condition, manufactured in America by the Murphy Manufacturing Co, who made over a million peices between 1946-2004. It is 45" x 19" x 20", a nice size for holding blankets and woolens you want protected form bugs and moths. This is a solid peice of furniture, not some kit you have to put together or hope stays together. The nice thing about being solid cedar is that it actually looks like a cedar chest instead of a casket. You can lightly sand the inside with fine grain sandpaper and bring out the rich cedar aroma every year or so and it will continue to be as fresh as new. There's even a nice tray at the top to hold other smaller items you want to protect. The exterior has been refinished using the same technique used by manufacturers to make cedar chests. The key is missing, but easily made by locksmiths and sometimes found on ebay. With children around, its best to not even use a key. The chest has been in my family for years, but have no idea when it was originally purchased, but am guessing in the 1950's. The price is $150, in cash at delivery only. Free delivery is available within 25 miles.

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