Ella Naamah drawer, 2017-11-14 13:26:20. The Dower Chest, better known as a Hope Chest or Blanket Chest in present time, is referred to by the Pennsylvania Dutch as Ausschteier Kischt. This piece of furniture is the most cherished and most representative of the Germanic Immigrants who came to live in Pennsylvania during the late 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries.Young girls between the ages of eight to ten were given Hope Chests inscribed with their names and usually the date of presentation. This storage chest was filled with household items that the girl made, was given or purchased in anticipation of her future marriage. On her wedding day, this completely filled Hope Chest was proudly placed in the "Wedding Wagon" to be taken to her new home. Items would have included blankets, bed linens, baby clothes, quilts and some family heirlooms.
Ella Naamah drawer, 2017-11-14 17:05:43. The two common elements of these Hope Chests are the top closing lid and the dark wood staining or paint. Dark coloring was necessary for the design elements to stand out, especially for the inlaid motifs. Beautiful hardwoods of Walnut, Oak and Eastern Pine were mainly used in the construction of these finely crafted Blanket Chests during this early time period.
Werknesh Vidya drawer, 2017-11-14 08:45:41. There are far more tools that you can add to each compartment than what I have briefly introduced here. If you want more information about the tools mentioned in this article or additional tools to add to your toolkit, purchase the book titled Your Own Devices": A Life Manual. This book is interesting, informative, and easy to read. It provides short summaries on the more common and important life tools and their uses. The book can easily be purchased at most major online bookstores (e.g. Amazon) or directly from us at .
Yehudit Laine drawer, 2017-11-14 07:00:47. An organized desk will make you feel great! Youll wish you had done it months ago. Organizing paperwork and office supplies can make it easier to do any task.Versatile Bedroom Furniture Chests
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