Casket (cassetta). Date: end of 19th century or later (woodwork); early 16th century (textile); Culture: Italian or United States (?); Medium: Wood,

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Casket (cassetta). Date: end of 19th century or later (woodwork); early 16th century (textile); Culture: Italian or United States (?); Medium: Wood,
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Casket (cassetta). Date: end of 19th century or later (woodwork); early 16th century (textile); Culture: Italian or United States (?); Medium: Wood, cast bronze; cut velvet textile, interior; Dimensions: H. 22.6 cm, W. 48.5 cm, D. 38.2 cm; Classification: Woodwork; Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975 / Catalogue Entry: This Italian Renaissance - revival style casket was constructed using partly insect-damaged wood.(1) This material and a replacement lock with brass cover plate gives the impression that an original object was restored. However, the sharpness of the carving and the modern H-strap hinges point to a late production. The box may have been made to accommodate the early sixteenth-century cut velvet, possibly by Italian cabinetmakers in New York.(2) Catalogue entry from: Wolfram Koeppe. The Robert Lehman Collection. Decorative Arts, Vol. XV. Wolfram Koeppe, et al. New York: the museum in association with Princeton University Press, 2012, p. 288. NOTES: 1. For sixteenth-century works, see Schottmuller, Frida. Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance. 2nd ed. Stuttgart, 1928, pp. 67, 244, figs. 159 - 62; Schatzkästchen und Kabinettschrank: Möbel für Sammler. Exhibition, Kunstgewerbemuseum, 1 October 1989 - 31 January 1990. Catalogue by Petra Krutisch. Kataloge des Kunstgewerbemuseums Berlin 14. Berlin, 1989, fig. 16. 2. See 1975.1.2447 and 1975.1.2511; Provenance: Robert Lehman, New York