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[kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-ne]
noun, plural cas·so·ni [kuh-soh-nee; Italian kahs-saw-nee] /kəˈsoʊ ni; Italian kɑsˈsɔ ni/.
  1. a large Italian chest of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, usually highly ornamented.
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Origin of cassone

1880–85; < Italian, equivalent to cass(a) box (see case2) + -one augmentative suffix
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Historical Examples of cassone

  • Painted probably to adorn the front of a cassone or marriage-chest.

    A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume I, Foreign Schools


  • 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.