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  • I wanted to see what they did with marriage dowry chests, known as cassoni, and how they presented marriage gifts etc.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • There were, indeed, ranged along the walls about fifteen of those wooden cases painted and carved, of those 'cassoni' in which it was the fashion, in grand Italian families, to keep the trousseaux destined for the brides.

    Cosmopolis — Complete

  • Here the spirit of luxury was satisfied by beautiful designs for ornaments, dress stuffs, tapestries, vases and "cassoni," &c., which brought beauty into every life, and made each house a poem.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • He was much esteemed as a portrait painter also in Florence, and from his love of classical subjects, and extreme finish of execution, he ranked as one of the best painters of "cassoni," or bridal-linen chests.

    Fra Bartolommeo

  • The ideas of love and marital fidelity related to Susanna make her story a popular depiction on fifteenth-century cassoni and ivory caskets offered as gifts to newlywed women.

    Art: Representation of Biblical Women.

  • While they are now almost attached to the cassoni Campbell asserts, I think quite correctly, that they would have been placed much higher up on the wall and she points to their rather low view-point as evidence.

    Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence (Courtauld Gallery, London, 12 Feb-17 May 2009)

  • Now showing at the Courtauld Gallery in London is an exhibition dedicated to cassoni, or painted marriage chests.

    Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence (Courtauld Gallery, London, 12 Feb-17 May 2009)

  • These are the only cassoni to survive with their spalliere intact, so they are very important in thinking about how the cassone worked with its related items.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • As such it provides a good framework for exploring the subjects depicted on cassoni and spalliere panels, and decoding their meanings.' p.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • This is an area that has been the subject of much study in the last twenty or thirty years and cassoni have emerged as an extremely important aspect of domestic art in the Italian renaissance.

    Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence (Courtauld Gallery, London, 12 Feb-17 May 2009)

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