Italian large chest from parade

Important trunk of marriage known as “cassone” of rectangular form, in drowning and natural wood richly carved scenes with the antique with putti dancing in rollings up in leaf with decoration of the grotesque.

A blazon frames terms, in strong relief, the panel exterior wall.

At the base a thick carved heel of sheets rests on four feet with lions zoomorphes, the angles with decoration of caryatids.

Is opens to his inside a precious cloth made of silk to the embroideries to relief, drawing of the seventeenth century.



Tuscany, middle of the 16th century.

Height: 90 cm - Width: 180 - Depth: 76 cm

Source: old collections of a castle of Fiesole (Florence -IT )


Similar models :


- A trunk in drowning richly carved claws of lion and grotesque collection Robert Lehman, New York, Metropolitan Museum.

- A Roman trunk of second half of the 16th century, in drowning carved and partially gilded coming from the old collection George Blumenthal, New York, Metropolitan Museum .


 


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