Ed Roos Company Solid Cedar Chest


Ed Roos Company Solid Cedar Chest
Take home a piece of America's past with this Ed Roos Company Solid Cedar Chest, circa 1925. The Ed Roos Company started in Chicago as Edward Roos & Company in 1916, and by 1918 the company reorganized and moved to Forest Park, Illinois under the name Ed Roos Company, closing its doors in 1951. Known for making good quality chest, at one time the company claimed to be the largest chest maker in the world.

This solid cedar chest has a solid mahogany top and is a particularly elaborate Roos model since it has inlaid pattern vertical designs on its front and also a book-matched mahogany veneer front, which means that the leaves of the veneer have been taken from the same log, have identical grain patterns and have been mounted side by side to create a mirror image effect. This unique front design along with the incised skirt and carved Cabriole feet is a very unusual style for a cedar chest, and quite desirable. The Ed Roos Company Solid Cedar Chest has the original brass keyhole cover, original Ed Roos Company label that includes the model number, measures 22.75 inches H X 46.00 inches W X 20.50 inches D, and has been professionally restored. Originally intended to store blankets, linens and other fabric, the chest has plenty of space for all sort of incidentals, and with its flat top it allows the flexibility for it to be used as a coffee table.

Item Details

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Furniture & Furnishings
Antiques (approx100yrs)
circa 1925
(Width x Height X Depth)
46.00 x 22.75 x 20.50
Solid Cedar, Solid Mahogany, Mahogany Veneers