The paintings contained symbolism of marriage and also depicted scenes from the wedding. Some had secular scenes of contemporary Italian life or scenes from Greek mythology. Others had Biblical themes such as the wedding of Esther and the Persian King Ahasaurus.
Once the wedding couple arrived at their new home and had the servants clean tomato off their carriage, they placed the cassoni in a prominent place, usually in the bedroom. Sometimes the painted panels would be removed and hung over the bed along with other commissioned wedding paintings. Two of the most famous of these wedding paintings,“Primavera” and “Pallas and the Centaur” by Botticelli, were painted for the wedding of Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de' Medici. Both of these paintings symbolize womanly beauty, virtue, and strength.
"Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry", (Month of April), Limburg Brothers, 1416