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Roos Cedar Chests

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Quality vintage cedar chests make outstanding decorative items that can also be put to use in the home as valuable storage items. Roos cedar chests are one of the quality antique chests that were quite prolific when they were first made from around 1900 onwards. The age and the decorative quality as well as the condition of the chest will affect their value today but they are extremely attractive boxes in their own right.

Browse through the selection of Roos cedar chests that are available for sale below and make your selection to get more information as well as the chance to view more images of the chest.

Vintage Large Cedar Chest from Ed Roos Co Forest ParkIll 1900 1950 Feet Wheels
Vintage Large Cedar Chest from Ed Roos Co Forest ParkIll 1900 1950 Feet Wheels
$90.00
Time Remaining: 1d 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $125.00

Vintage Large Ed Roos Cedar Chest
Vintage Large Ed Roos Cedar Chest
$140.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 16m

Art Deco Cedar Chest Trunk ROOS SweetHeart
Art Deco Cedar Chest Trunk ROOS SweetHeart
$175.50
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 32m
Buy It Now for only: $175.50

Antique Ed Roos Mahogany  Cedar American Chest on Frame Carving  Memorabilia
Antique Ed Roos Mahogany Cedar American Chest on Frame Carving Memorabilia
$1,499.00
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1,499.00

Antique Art Deco ROOS Cedar Hope Chest Storage Trunk Box Bench Coffee Table
Antique Art Deco ROOS Cedar Hope Chest Storage Trunk Box Bench Coffee Table
$337.50
Time Remaining: 2d 22h 56m
Buy It Now for only: $337.50

Ed Roos Antique Cedar Chest
Ed Roos Antique Cedar Chest
$300.00
Time Remaining: 4d 13h 12m

Antique Walnut Art Deco Waterfall Cedar Chest by Roos Chest
Antique Walnut Art Deco Waterfall Cedar Chest by Roos Chest
$375.00
Time Remaining: 4d 17h 9m
Buy It Now for only: $375.00

Antique Ed Roos Co Cedar Lined Hope Chest W Clock  Glove Boxes
Antique Ed Roos Co Cedar Lined Hope Chest W Clock Glove Boxes
$399.00
Time Remaining: 5d 53m

Vintage ROOS Sweetheart Mahogany Cedar Chest Professionally refinished
Vintage ROOS Sweetheart Mahogany Cedar Chest Professionally refinished
$400.00
Time Remaining: 5d 20h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $400.00

1948 Roos Sweetheart Art Deco Waterfall Blanket Cedar Chest No key
1948 Roos Sweetheart Art Deco Waterfall Blanket Cedar Chest No key
$190.00
Time Remaining: 6d 10h 27m
Buy It Now for only: $190.00

1947 PAPER AD 2 PG Cavalier Roos Cedar Chest Lowboy Masterbuilt Sweetheart
1947 PAPER AD 2 PG Cavalier Roos Cedar Chest Lowboy Masterbuilt Sweetheart
$19.99
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $19.99

Vintage Art Moderne Roos Sweetheart Cedar Chest Upright Storage Cabinet MCM
Vintage Art Moderne Roos Sweetheart Cedar Chest Upright Storage Cabinet MCM
$175.50
Time Remaining: 9d 12h
Buy It Now for only: $175.50

A Brief Background of the Ed Roos Company

The Roos Manufacturing Co. of Chicago was established by Edward Roos with the company responsible for the creation of a number of different homewares items such as curtain rods. The manufacture of fine cedar chests also became a specialty of the company and they were made at least until 1920 until which time it appears the chests were made by the Ed Roos Company of Forest Park.

Edward Roos died in 1906 and the original Roos Manufacturing Co. was taken over by his son Otto. In 1916 another company, Ed Roos Company of Forest Park was also established. This company was founded by Edward’s other son, Edward Jr. The new company also made cedar chests under the name Roos Chests but the two companies are different. The most likely type of Roos chest that will be available today will be a chest made by the Ed Roos Company with the chests made during the period 1916 to 1951.

The original Roos Chests bear the logo stamp featuring a rooster stating Original Roos Manufacturing Co. Chicago. The logo of the second company features a tree surrounded by a circle stating Roos Chests Forest Park Ill.

Although Roos cedar chests are not necessarily rare they are very stylish and representative of the wonderful art deco style that was in vogue at the time.

For more outstanding vintage cedar chests you might like to look at the range of Lane Cedar Chests.

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