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Historic Renaissance wedding Cassoni to go on display

By admin on January 26th, 2009 0 comments yet. Be the First

Fancy a look at some historical wedding objects? The Coutauld Gallery in London will have two wedding cassoni from Renaissance Italy on display from 12th February to 17th May. The cassoni – or chests – were elaborate pieces of furniture designed to celebrate marriages between powerful families. These particular chests were ordered by Florentine Lorenzo Morelli to celebrate his marriage with Vaggia Nerli in 1472 and are the best surviving pair in existence.

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