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SUBJECT cassoni
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300039007
NOTES Chests, particularly to Italian chests produced from the14th through the 16th centuries, primarily in Florence, Siena and the Veneto. They were often richly carved or decorated with pastiglia decoration and painted panels. They were typically commissioned in pairs when a house was renovated for a newly married couple, and were generally purchased by the groom.
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