Dating from c. 1675, this is an imposing piece which is sure to amaze with centuries of Spanish heritage and style built-in.
The drop lid is mounted with iron decorative elements, opening up to reveal an interior fitted with 13 drawers and 2 doors. The center drawer, bearing the Cross, also contains a secret mini-drawer.
The matching stand is of a slightly later period, likely mid/late 18th Century, as is common among varguenos of this age. The stand is exquisitely carved with balusters and a galleried stretcher.
In the mid 2000’s, this particular Vargueno was authenticated and auctioned at Sotheby’s in New York (two times in fact). This is a well documented piece.
This one certainly makes a statement with 300+ years of age, remarkable presence and hand-carved Spanish baroque craftsmanship.