The George P. Bent chest I believe was used to ship organ parts or something from the Chicago factory. I have looked everywhere and have not found any information. I wrote the company with pictures and did not receive a response. It I in excellent condition
I would like any assistance on value and where or who to contact to sell. Thank you!
Answer Hello Cathy,
That's a very interesting item you have and I agree it must have been a shipping chest of some type. Since it is not a travel trunk and has no hardware on it that I can identify, it is very hard to tell the date of something like this. It's also very hard to put a precise value since I have not seen one before and have no others to compare it with for sale prices. But the size of it would make it useful and I'm sure there are people who would like to have it. Just based on the value of various antique boxes and trunks I would estimate the value somewhere in the range of about $200 to $300, but maybe someone would be willing to pay more. If there was someone with the name Bent, or connected with the company, they might be more interested. Items such as this are easier to sell if someone can see it. I think I would try listing it on Craigslist so that people in your area may be able to look at it. You might also try putting it on consignment in an antique shop. Another option is to list it on ebay where many more people can see the pictures. I hope all goes well.
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