[kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-ne]
- a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented.
Origin of cassone
1880–85; < Italian, equivalent to cass(a) box (see case2) + -one augmentative suffix
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Examples from the Web for cassone
Painted probably to adorn the front of a cassone or marriage-chest.
The Italian marriage-chests (cassone) were also of a richness which was never attempted in England.
The three screens carry four pictures—two long and narrow, evidently panels from a cassone; the others quite small.A Wanderer in Venice