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We have a very old blanket chest that probably came from either

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We have a very old blanket chest that probably came from either North Carolina or Virginia, although we're just guessing. It originally belonged to my husband's mother, born 1903 in Chapel Hill NC. She lived in or around this area for all of her life except for a brief time in mid-1920s when she lived in Richmond VA. My husband, now age 70, says this blanket chest was in his childhood home for as long as he can remember. She gave it to us in 1979 when we were married. It measures 24" high and 55 1/2" long. It has a triangular lock latch on the front and 2 long triangular hinges connecting the lid to the chest. The inside lock latch is in the shape of an arrow and protrudes about 1 1/2" from the lid when the lid is open and you're looking down at it. The panels of the chest are dovetailed. There is also a small storage drawer on the right side of the chest to store small items. His mom always called it a blanket chest. Not sure of the wood but my husband thinks it is walnut. The feet are swirly curvy carved. We would appreciate whatever you can tell us about it. Thanks!
Category: Furniture
Condition: Good
Medium: body is wood and hinges are metal (with think iron)
Size and dimensions of this item: 24" high x 55 1/2" long
Weight: LOTS!
History: This blanket chest belonged to my mother-in-law, born in 1903 in Chapel Hill NC. She lived there all her life except for a brief time in the mid-'20s just after she was married when they lived in Richmond VA. My husband (born in 1946) says this chest was always in their home. She gave it to us in 1979 when we were married. My mother-in-law loved antiques although she did not have a lot of money, so whereever this blanket chest came from, she got it at a totally reasonable price because she didn't have a lot of money and loved to "haggle".
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Glenda B. replied 6 months ago.
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