Antique Swedish Hope Chest Circa 1834
Antique Hope Chest circa 1834 from Copenhagen, Sweden. Features original painting.
A small till may also be found inside for small items. A hope chest, dowry chest, cedar chest, or glory box is a chest used to collect items such as clothing and household linen, by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life.
Contents of a “hope chest” or “glory box” included typical dowry items such as clothing (especially a special dress), table linens, towels, bed linens, quilts...
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