Loading

Cassone

Anonymous Italianmid 16th century - mid 16th century

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

Bagatti Valsecchi Museum

The two cassone, decidedly antique, are quite unique, and have only some elements in common with some cassone considered Tuscan. The crest nestled among twining vines and held up by putti is in both cases of a Latin cross with a bull's head over the right arm of the cross. The skirt, the same on both cassoni, is antique, but perhaps added in the decades right after the cassoni's construction. The cassone bearing inventury n. 20 has one replaced foot. Probably purchased by the brothers Fausto and Giuseppe at the end of the 19th century, the cassoni are still displayed--as are all other objects in the museum--in their original places, thus contributing to the authentic "time capsule" ambiance.

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: Cassone
  • Date: mid 16th century - mid 16th century
  • Location: Italy, Italy
  • cabinetmaker: Anonymous Italian
  • Physical Dimensions: w173 x h61 x d58 cm
  • Bibliography: Simone Chiarugi, "nn. 32-33. Cassone (coppia)"
  • Provenance: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text and images. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses of the images, please contact the museum, thank you.
  • Type: cassone
  • Rights: The Bagatti Valsecchi Museum owns all rights to text, images and videos. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited. For all other uses, please contact the Museum, thank you.

Recommended

Translate with Google
Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile