a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented.
Historical Examples

Painted probably to adorn the front of a cassone or marriage-chest.
A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools Various

The Italian marriage-chests (cassone) were also of a richness which was never attempted in England.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1 Various

The three screens carry four pictures—two long and narrow, evidently panels from a cassone; the others quite small.
A Wanderer in Venice E.V. Lucas


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