Cassoni (sing. cassone) were richly decorated chests given as wedding gifts to brides in Italy from the late Middle Ages onward. Cassoni were usually commissioned in pairs and were filled with the bride’s trousseau (linens and clothing). Cassoni could be carved, painted, gilded, inlaid with marquetry, and/or decorated in low relief with molded and carved gesso. Pronunciation here. Web resource here.