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Cassoni – chests used for storing expensive fabrics – had an important representational function. Owners could use them to show off their wealth and social standing. This was why such chests were often decorated with the family coat of arms. It is not known which family’s arms are depicted on this chest. ...
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c. 1550 - c. 1599
Wood (plant material)
64.5 x 176.0 x 59.0 cm
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019

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