Beautiful 18th Century Painted Italian Carved Cassone (A1800H)

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Beautiful 18th Century Painted Italian Carved Cassone (A1800H)

1,290.00

Here we have a very special, very old, piece of furniture for sale. It is a pine bridal Cassone with beautiful carvings and the original paintwork. It is a truly stunning chest that dates from 1787 and in excellent condition for its age..

The Cassone ("large chest") was one of the trophy furnishings of rich merchants and aristocrats in Italian culture, from the Late Middle Ages onward. The cassone was the most important piece of furniture of that time. It was given to a bride and placed in the bridal suite.

The lovely original lock and key are in good working order, as are the original, very attractive, engraved strap hinges.

Height 36", width 59", depth 26.5"

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