FIG. 1 is a left front perspective view of a chest showing our new design;

FIG. 2 is a front elevational view; and,

FIG. 3 is a side view, the opposite side being a mirror image of the side shown.

The top, bottom and rear views are not shown and form no part of the claimed design. The dotted lines represent environmental elements only, and form no part of the claimed design.

Referenced Cited
U.S. Patent Documents
D354183 January 10, 1995 Ferguson
D371018 June 25, 1996 Paus
D371257 July 2, 1996 Paus
D372375 August 6, 1996 Walters, III et al.
Other references
  • Thomasville Furniture Elysee brochure, p. 7, Master Chest No. 27111-331, believed to be prior art. Capferrett, France Grand Hotel floor, Vitruvian wave, circa pre-1980. The Book of Carved Wood Decoration, p. 78, Klise Manufacturing Company, 1987, #D-1728. Royal Tribune by American of Martinsville, p. 14; armoire on page. Jul. 1968. Santa Fe by Thomasville, p. 24; dressing chest top right on page. Jun. 1984. Directions/Woodward and Lothrop, p. 4; sideboard on page. Feb. 10, 1987. Rendezvous by Thomasville, p. 18; mule chest; third from top far left on page. Apr. 1996.
Patent History
Patent number: D387580
Type: Grant
Filed: Nov 27, 1996
Date of Patent: Dec 16, 1997
Assignee: Thomasville Furniture Industries, Inc.
Inventors: Guy A. Walters, III (High Point, NC), Charles C. Cain (High Point, NC)
Primary Examiner: Carmen H. Vales-Lado
Law Firm: Rhodes, Coats & Bennett, L.L.P.
Application Number: 0/63,139
Current U.S. Class: D/6434; D6/445
International Classification: 0604;