Fine furniture at Adam's

Pieces up for auction include a marriage chest and 18th century provincial dressers, writes Ros Drinkwater.

11th March, 2012
Fine furniture at Adam's
A Japanese Satsuma pottery group (€100-€150).

Unusual pieces of continental furniture feature in Adam's sale this week. A real rarity in Ireland is a 19th century Renaissance revival Italian cassone.

A marriage chest, the cassone was traditionally the gift of the bride's parents, given to her on the wedding day and destined to sit at the foot of the matrimonial bed. Hugely important from the 15th century on, the cassone was elaborately carved, decorated and gilded. This example is gilded with...

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