Lane cedar chests - a good-looking and practical storage solution. They're a well-made, long-lasting piece of furniture. Every home should have one! I love the one featured most prominently in this 1954 advertisement:
Here are some more models in 1955:
These next two are from 1970:
I don't care for the design of either one:
If you don't like those, here are a number of others that were available in 1973:
I have no idea whether they still make these little cedar boxes, but each of us girls got one when we were seniors. Our dad happened to work at the furniture store in town, but they were available to everybody. I still have mine in perfect condition:
We were all three supposed to get a full-size cedar chest as a graduation present, too (from our parents). For some reason, Lori never did get hers. She does, however, have a wonderful old chest that belonged to our great great aunt. Tina's was sort of a Mediterranean style as I recall, and this is a picture of mine:
I wanted the most old-fashioned looking one available- and it didn't get any simpler than this one with just plain (yet pretty) cedar on the outside, as well as the cedar-lined interior found in all of the models.
I still use it and love it today.