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cassone (chest)
  • Italy
  • cassone (chest), mid-late 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • walnut wood, rosewood, pear wood, poplar wood, inlay
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 52 x 171.7 x 59.7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 1/2 x 67 5/8 x 23 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. Hanus Weinmann
  • Not on display
  • 1957.0119
Description
Literature

Chest (identified as a Florentine cassone) inlaid with pear wood. Acanthus leaves on the corners. Three sections, each with a floral motif border. Center panel has a shield with three fleur-de-lys above three hooks. Key hole centered above the shield. The panels to the left and right of the center have inlaid abstracted floral motifs.