An italian word for a chest or coffer. In the Renaisance period the designs were very ornate and richly carved, and may have had applied gesso or painted decoration. They were made as marriage chests and were the contribution of the bride's parents to the wedding. The cassone available on the market in Australia are of a later period, and do not carry the elaborate decoration of the originals.
An antique Continental elm cassone, 16th to 17th century, possibly Spanish, with antique key, the flat topped cassone with wrought iron strapping and original hinges, with decorative inked roundels under the lid depicting double headed eagles, with lions a
Antique 19th century Italian carved walnut cassone, carved in relief with scrolling foliage, central armorial crest, pair of circular portrait medallions to the front, iron carry handles to the sides, approx 47 cm high, 98 cm wide, 47 cm deep
An 18th/19th century European cassone, the ornate front with three main panels, the arched central panel with plain keyhole escutcheon, including tapered feathered panels, flanked by tapered leaf columns, the two flanking panels with radiating circular flo
A rare Florentine walnut and gilt cassone, Italian, late 15th/16th century. 71 cm high, 175 cm wide, 58 cm deep. Note: 'Italian Cassoni, from the Art Collections of Soviet Museums by Aurora Art Publishers. Leningrad' plates 68-72 for almost identical casso
An early Italian cassone, Florentine, late 15/16th century, a drop flap panel front with iron lock, painted and depicting a procession of medieval travellers on horseback, dressed in finery, riding towards the castle in the background, raised on painted st
A late 19th century Italian Renaissance style walnut and pine carved cassone, the rectangular hinged top with carved edge above a foliate carved panel with dogs heads and female heads, centered by a shield cartouche and flanked by lion mask pillasters abov
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