I photographed this "Red Seal" cedar chest in a thrift store recently. It was made by the Honderich Furniture Company.
Christian R. Honderich and August Eidt founded the H.E. Furniture Company in Milverton, Ontario in 1911. In 1917, they began to manufacture cedar chests. The also made desks, book cases, coffee tables, and dining room suites. The company officially became the Honderich Furniture Company in 1926. It was sold to Messrs. Dow and Kirkham in 1967, who in turn sold it to Electrohome in 1969. Electrohome went under in the 1980's. As for the town of Milverton, it's gone too, amalgamated in 1998 into Perth East township.
Ruth sent these images of a cedar chest in her family, another decorative design, bought from the Canadian Department Stores Furniture Dept. for $29.50. Unfortunately, no date!.
The cedar chest contains a small box of cedar shavings (with instructions) inside, as cedar is a natural pest repellent. I wonder if that box was intended to be replaced occasionally.
And from Jennifer, some tags emphasizing the moth protection, including details of the moth warranty, value $250! That's a lot of sweaters back in the day.