Love and Marriage in Renaissance Florence

The Courtauld Wedding Chests

Caroline Campbell

Date Published :
February 2009
Publisher :
Paul Holberton Publishing
Series :
The Courtauld Gallery
Illustration :
80 illustrations
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Accompanying an exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery, this catalogue explores one of the most important and historically neglected art forms of Renaissance Florence: cassoni – pairs of chests that were lavishly decorated with precious metals and elaborate paintings and were often the most expensive of a whole suite of decorative objects commissioned to celebrate marriage alliances between powerful families.

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