In Medieval Portugal (13th-14th centuries) chests specific for transporting mattresses and bedding furnishings were called 'almafreixe' (term of Arabic origin).
In English I have found references to:
- chest: storage of clothes and other items
- casket: small portable chest for jewelery
- coffer: portable chest, sometimes large and with domed lids, sometimes small (e.g. money chest)
I would like to know if the Iberian 'almafreixe' has an equivalent in English, or if it would simply be called the 'bedding chest / coffer'.
P.S. The cassone does not fit the bill because it is of Italian origin, it was basically a trousseau and, as far as I know, it is from the Renaissence period.