Chest, anonymous, c. 1450 - c. 1499

Chest, anonymous, c. 1450 - c. 1499

wood (plant material), h 56.0cm × w 156.0cm × d 49.0cm More details

This cassone is painted with symbols that probably refer to the donor family’s coat of arms. Such chests were often made on the occasion of a marriage and were used to store clothing and fabrics – precious dowry items. The chests were usually set against a wall; they could also be tied to the back of a mule to accompany someone travelling.

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