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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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There was the huge Italian cassone, with its fantastically painted panels and its tarnished gilt mouldings, in which he had so often hidden himself as a boy.
Mezzacappa MA, Facchini FP, Pinto AC, Cassone AE, Souza DS, Bezerra MA, et al.
1997; Baily and Cassone, 2004), subsequently in spider (Nagata et al.
Oggioni M, Trappetti C, Kadioglu A, Cassone M, Iannelli F, Ricci S, Andrew P, Pozzi G.
Some intriguing lots come to the block in London this month, including a highly decorated Renaissance cassone panel and a pair of medieval marble lions.
1985) and is highly abundant in exposed and sheltered rocky habitats of the northeast Pacific (Hui 1992, Cassone & Boulding 2006), some studies describe Pachygrapsus crassipes as an herbivore or scavenger, consuming primarily diatom films, algae (e.
Medsonix was invented by a former contractor for the US Navy, Alphonse 'Al' Cassone, an American engineer who experimented with sound waves for 15 years.
Vecchiarelli A, Puliti M, Torosantucci A, Cassone A, Bistoni F.
Ademas se deben mencionar las siguientes obras: FERREIRA De CASSONE (comp.
Pietrella D, Pandey N, Gabrielli E, Pericolini E, Perito S, Kasper L, Bistoni F, Cassone A, Hube B, Vecchiarelli A.