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October 6 2009 Renaissance Newsletter

Greetings! I hope your week is going great so far! This week, my mind turned to weddings, go figure. Enjoy!

Cassone - hope chest for a Renaissance Bride
In our culture, it is the bride who usually purchases the hope chest for herself or inherits it from a female member of the family. However, in fifteenth-century Italy, some historians have alleged that it was the groom who not only purchased it, but had it decoratively painted.

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