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Length 145 cm., 57 in., Height 112.5 cm., 44 ¼ in., Depth 72.5 cm., 28 ½ in.
This cassettone is simply but classically embellished in the geometric order and, this combined with its large proportions, gives it understated gravitas. The putti handles and escutcheons are characteristically ornate and a remarkable feature of furniture from this region. The iconography is associated with peace, prosperity, mirth, and love and they are particularly charming. This cassettone retains its original mouldings and most likely bun feet. The walnut has matured into a rich, warm colour and developed a lustrous patina. This cassettone would have been made for a substantial household for storing valuable clothing and textiles, hence the lock on each drawer. It would have been placed in a prominent position in the house under the watchful eye of the owner
The province of Mantova, is in Lombardy, Italy. It is situated 30 Km from Verona and 100 Km from Bologna in a strategic geographical position.
|Height||112.50 cm||(44.29 inches)|
|Width||145.00 cm||(57.09 inches)|
|Depth||72.50 cm||(28.54 inches)|
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