Enlarge Text

This pine chest is decorated with stenciled paint designs. It is 29 3/4 inches long. The hope chest, made in the early 19th century, sold for $3,055 at a Skinner auction in Boston this year. Every bride was expected to have a “hope” chest or dower chest in earlier centuries. Girls livin....



Paid Access Required to View this Article
Kovels.com Premium Subscribers: Login here for full article.
Not a Premium Subscriber? To continue reading, subscribe now.

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium