Posted 8 years ago
I picked up this chest recently for $30. Of course, the locking mechanism was removed at some point in its life.
It had glue from what I think was duct tape that had been put on it. It had water spots and dirt on it. I used Goof Off Miracle Remover which can be purchased at any of those home improvement stores to get the glue residue off it.
I then used Old English polish on to clean it up. That was all that was needed.
My guess is that this chest is from the 30's or 40's. If anyone can pinpoint the year it was manufactured, that would be great.
It's a beautiful piece that I will be keeping. It's value? Priceless.
Pic 1 - before finishing
Pic 2 - Bottom showing the original tag identifying it as a Cavalier
Pic 3 - Cleaned up front
Pic 4 - Clean up top