Chests & Trunks
The Triumph of Marriage: Painted Cassoni of the Renaissance

Treasure Chests: The Legacy of Extraordinary Boxes

Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions for Historical Reproductions

Cassone Painting, Humanism and Gender in Early Modern Italy

A History of Interior Design

Medieval and Renaissance Furniture: Plans and Instructions for Historical Reproductions

Constructing Medieval Furniture: Plans and Instructions With Historical Notes

To improve navigation, the links on this page have been divided between extant examples (in museums, churches, etc.) and those that appear in illustrations & artwork. The illustrations provide examples of contexts for the chests and trunks; what sort of person would have used them, where they were used (in the home, while traveling), and what they might have contained.

For construction information, see the woodworking links, or the boxes, caskets, chests & coffers section.


EXTANT CHESTS

(The cassoni have moved to their own page.)



ILLUSTRATIONS & ARTWORK WITH CHESTS