Learn about Cassone

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.
These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A carved pine and oak cassone, late 18th/19th century. 59 cm high, 128 cm wide, 50 cm deep

A large fruitwood cassone, Italian, 17th/18th century, 73 cm high, 150 cm wide, 56 cm deep

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 Roman faded walnut and marquetry inlaid gilded cassone, Italian, 17th century. 62 cm high, 190 cm wide, 64 cm deep

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

A rare gilt, polychromed and carved sarcophagus shaped cassone, Northern Italian, 16th/17th century. Provenance: The Elizabeth Dangar Collection, Sothebys, June 2001, Sydney

An ornately carved walnut cassone, Italian, late 17th century. 91 cm high, 62 cm wide and 53 cm deep

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

A 17th century Spanish walnut cassone, rectangular, the hinged top above an iron lock plate and a canted shaped apron, scroll carved feet, 183 x 64 x 56 cm

An Italian carved oak cassone, the rectangular hinged top above a heavily carved front and raised on stepped feet, 130 cm wide, 41 cm deep, 53 cm high (51 cm wide, 16 cm deep, 20.5 cm high)

An Italian walnut cassone late 17th/early 18th century 46 x 135x 50 cm

A 17th century Italian walnut cassone 162 cm wide, 62 cm deep, 60 cm high

A 17th-18th century Italian walnut and brass studded cassone, 167 cm wide, 59 cm high, 54 cm deep

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