Personalised Solid Oak Dowry or Hope Chest with tray – 18mm


Our beautiful locally made large oak dowry chests or hope chests are made to the highest quality in 18mm solid oak. Fitted with a four compartment tray and a choice of felt colours to line the compartment tray.

  • Size: 60cm x 40cm x 30cm high
  • 18mm solid oak with dovetail joints
  • Bottom base of box and compartment tray lined with black felt baise (optional)
  • Fitted with secure mortice lock with two keys
  • Fitted with soft close lidstay
  • Fitted with substantial handles on each side for easy lifting
  • Weight: 24kg
  • Indents for handles on the compartment tray which sits slightly into the lid
  • Engraved oak nameplate included which can be fitted on the lid or inside the lid.

***If you would like a metal engraved message plate on the inside or outside of the lid, please view the three sizes available in Additions to our Boxes ***


Lettering for the engraved nameplate



Designed by us and made by a local craftsman exclusively for Read’s Creations, our 18mm solid oak chests are ideal as a dowry or hope chest to collect and store keepsakes.  Fitted with a four compartment tray which sits into the lid of the box, they are lockable (two keys) and are beautifully made to last for years.

Additional information


Apple Chancery, Century Gothic, Times New Roman

Felt Colour:

Black, Burgundy Red, Cream, Magenta Pink, Mid Purple, Navy

Oak Cherry Nameplate

None, With Nameplate


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