Nicely finished with cherry stain and hand rubbed polyurethane. The pine planks are dense and heavy compared to pine bought today.
The lid hinge is a solid brass piano hinge and has been polished and clear coated with a specialized lacquer. The edges of the box are rounded.
Another front view.
Front angled view with locks attached.
The hasps were special ordered to match hasps from the 1950's. The zinc plating was removed and the hasps were rubbed with oil and baked to produce a polymerized finish used by blacksmiths more than 100 years ago.
Attached with solid brass screws that have been clear coat with a specialized lacquer.
Walsco warded lock model 101. Made by the Waterbury Lock and Speciality Company. Best estimate places the locks in the 1955 range. Have original packaging for one of the locks.
Original packaging for one of the warded locks. Looks to be from around 1955.
The locks are considered entry level collectibles for locks.
The side handles are cast iron and very heavy. Baked on oil polymerized finish.
Best estimate places the handles in the late 1940's to early 1950's. They may look 19th century, but were probably produced during the atomic age.
Front handle is also cast iron.
Back side of chest.
Has 2 inch swivel casters capable of holding 320 pounds. The finish looks like its antiqued copper plating with a clear coat.
The interior is water tight.
The chain is brass and probably from the 1990's.
Vintage Pine Chest, Circa 1957
A collection of images from a finished pine chest that was passed down a couple of generations. Had never been finished until recently. Trimmed with vintage cast iron handles and oil blackened steel hasps with brass accents. Comes with two working Walsco warded locks and keys from the mid to late 1950's.
The camera flash makes the trunk look more dirty or discolored than it really is. You can zoom in on the images if you mouse over them. During autoplay zoom is disabled.
Valued in the range of $175 - $225.