Love and marriage in Renaissance Florence: the Courtauld wedding chests

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Courtauld Gallery in association with P. Holberton, May 1, 2009 - Art - 119 pages
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One of the most important and historically neglected art forms of Renaissance Florence, cassoni were pairs of chests which were lavishly decorated with precious metals and elaborate paintings in order to celebrate the marriages of powerful families. This catalogue reflects the Courtauld's beautiful and ornate examples.

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Contents

DIRECTORS FOREWORD
7
Creating Cassoni
48
1o4 APPENDIX
98
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Caroline Campbell is curator of paintings at the Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, formerly assistant curator at the National Gallery.

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