For many centuries, the hope chest or trousseau was an important part of a young woman’s dowry and a reservoir of necessities that would serve her well for many years to come. Do you have such a treasure in your family? If so, we would love to hear about its provenance and history, what it means to you, and the role it has played in your life.
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