Hope chests have been popular since the Middle Ages. Often, a bride's name and the date of her wedding was included. This example is most likely Swedish, based on the inscription. It is dated 1805. Beautifully painted on all sides, and a name can be found inside the door. 12.5"H x 11.5"W x 11.5"D.
Additional Condition Notes:
Good. Unless otherwise noted, wear consistent with age and use.