I am quite excited having now become the proud owner of a Kist! The reason for this is that I can recall may happy occasions rummaging through a Kist in my very young days. A Kist was a common possession of people of my grandparents generation and before! It was basically a box which would be used to contain stuff including clothes, blankets and all manner of possessions! I come from a fishing community and it would be quite common for a fisherman to have a Kist in which he would keep his possessions and precious items! I found a picture on the SCRAN database as follows of a typical Kist you can view it by clicking here
Here is my Kist – next steps will be get it generally cleaned up and re-varnished – that should restore it to reflect its former glory!