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 (kə-sō′nā, -nē)
n. pl. cas·son·ni (-nē)
A large, long, usually ornate chest, popular in Renaissance Italy and used especially to hold a bride's dowry goods or other possessions.

[Italian, from Old Italian, augmentative of cassa, box, case, from Latin capsa.]


(Furniture) a highly-decorated, Italian dowry chest
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Sapino A, Papotti M, Righi L, Cassoni P, Chiusa L, Bussolati G.
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Perhaps the most unusual offering of the season is the collection of panels from Renaissance Tuscan cassoni, or marriage chests, assembled by a European collector over the last 25 years and up at Christie's London on 6 July.
Mistrangelo M, Gilbo N, Cassoni P, Micalef S, Faletti R, Miglietta C, Brustia R, Bonnet G, Gregori G, Morino M.
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Aeneid imagery was a popular choice for the decorative program of Florentine cassoni, the marriage chests commissioned by patrician families for installation in the bedrooms of their newlywed sons and daughters.
She will join the Waitrose retailer on April 1 and will formally take on the role of group finance director two months later, replacing Marisa Cassoni whose plan to retire was announced in September.