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cas·so·ne

 (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.]

cassone

(kɑːˈsəʊneɪ)
n
(Furniture) a highly-decorated, Italian dowry chest
References in classic literature ?
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.