A Spanish 17th century bone inlaid, painted and parcel gilt walnut vargueño on stand

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Lot 10
A Spanish 17th century bone inlaid, painted and parcel gilt walnut vargueño on stand

Sold for £ 15,600 (US$ 21,969) inc. premium
A Spanish 17th century bone inlaid, painted and parcel gilt walnut vargueño on stand
the fall front applied with pierced iron foliate mounts on a velvet background, opening to reveal an architectonic interior of eleven drawers with scallopshell handles and centred by a cupboard door, the interior of the central niche with four further drawers, the whole applied with geometric panels painted with flowers and leaves flanked to each side by a pair of Baroque spirally turned columns, the lower section with a rectangular top above two drawers and two doors applied with geometric carved panels, on bracket feet, the stand probably later, 114.5cm wide, 98cm deep, 150.5cm high (45in wide, 38.5in deep, 59in high).

Footnotes

  • The interior with classical or Baroque ornaments such as the gilded and polychrome decorated columns, associated with the bone decorated with Indian ink are very characteristic of the work of the mid-17th century Spanish craftsmen.

    A related vargueño, held in the National Archeologic Museum in Madrid, is illustrated in L.Feduci, El mueble español, Barcelona, 1969, p.123.

    A similar Vargueño sold at Sotheby's London, 29th October 2008, lot 182 (£79,250).
A Spanish 17th century bone inlaid, painted and parcel gilt walnut vargueño on stand
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