I would love to tell you what the inscription says but my Welsh is pretty rusty (read: nonexistent). The letters are nicely inscribed and the checked diamonds are inlaid. I also love the lockset.
Here's a little better view of the construction on the corner of the chest and the lid. You can also see the inlaid diamond better and the straps and nails holding on the bottom.
With all the talk recently about boarded and nailed furnishings I really wanted to share this piece which I thought was a great example of the technique. In next weeks post I'll share a little more of the furniture and construction of the Plas Mawr.