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Cultural Objects, Furniture
PeopleMaker/Creator: Edd Nolen
Associated Person: Jessie Tise Heafner
Associated Person: Herman Heafner
PlacesFloyd (Courthouse District)
- Length: 45 ½ inches
- Width: 20 ¼ inches
- Height: 21 ¼ inches
This cedar blanket chest is made with commercial hardware (lock, safety elbow hinges for lid). Simple cedar handles are screwed into each side. The front has a four-point star design framed with cedar trim in a diamond shape. An additional decorative element is the scalloped apron on the front and sides.
KeywordsBlanket chest, cedar chest
Edward Isaac Nolen (1919-1998) was a World War II veteran working as a farmer and logger when he built this chest. The son of Amos Cabel Nolen and Sallie Huff Nolen, Edd married Lucille Thomas.
Herman Heafner managed the Western Auto store in Floyd for many years. He commissioned this chest as an anniversary gift for his wife Jessie Tise Heafner.