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These Early American Hope Chests were not made with cedar on the inside. Cedar linings and bottoms are the additions of present day craftsmen to their Blanket Chests. This is a favorite feature among buyers since cedar eliminates insect pests and releases a wonderful aroma every time the lid is opened. This fresh smell can be rejuvenated by simply roughing the cedar with small grit sandpaper.
2. Shoulder height: Purely meant for storage, a shoulder height chest of drawers stands vertically high. It has multiple drawers, more than the one with waist height. It is a huge rectangular cabinet, which can be chosen as an alternative to a cupboard.
The two common elements of these Hope Chests are the top closing lid and the dark wood staining or paint. Dark coloring was necessary for the design elements to stand out, especially for the inlaid motifs. Beautiful hardwoods of Walnut, Oak and Eastern Pine were mainly used in the construction of these finely crafted Blanket Chests during this early time period.
In addition to being most durable, these trim chests are also remarkably light weight. As a consequence, lingerie chests easily can be moved and repositioned anywhere that you might desire.
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