Mothball odor in cedar chest.

My husband bought a beautiful old cedar chest but unfortunately the previous owner used mothballs! How can I get the odor out so I can refinish and use it? Tried sanding Inside. Washed and placed cedar blocks in for months. Brushed with cedar oil. Was told to keep it outside for few weeks to air but I'm 70 and can't move it in during bad weather. Any suggestions are most welcomed.

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