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Hello, I have rescued an antique hand carved cedar chest with brass fittings that was going to go into the nearest dumpster because the friends of the family I got it from were cleaning out some of their old stuff they didn't want anymore. All they could tell me about it was that they got it at an estate sale in South Carolina well over 25 years ago. It could have come from anywhere. I have posted several different places trying to get someone who knows for sure something about it, but nobody knows anything and I haven't gotten any replies on the appraisal site I put it on. Here's the link (pictures are on the posting): http://www.instappraisal.com/appraisal/antique-hand-carved-cedar-chest-hand-hamm

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Hi Elizabeth,

After looking at your photo I can tell you that the chest was made in the Orient.
Perhaps China. I base my findings on the carving work and the particular style
of brass hardware that has been used.

I do not fee that it has and real value,made maybe 30 years ago. As for value
perhaps $25. to $45.

Best Wishes,

George E. Harrison III
www.americanainteriors.com/

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