19th Century Spanish Walnut Bargueño on Stand with Hand Painted Landscape Scenes
This elegant antique Bargueno (or Vargueño) was crafted in Spain circa 1850; sitting on the original fruitwood table base with turned legs embellished with a bottom stretcher, the cabinet features eleven drawers, including a larger center drawer embellished with side columns; every drawer is functional and is decorated on the facade with a hand painted countryside landscape scene. The Baroque bargueno chest is in excellent condition with a rich walnut patina, colorful scenes and embellished with gilt paint around the cabinet trim; very conversational, the cabinet would compliment any office, study, or entry way.
The Bargueño originated in Renaissance Spain and first appeared in the 15th century. A vargueño desk is a form of portable desk, resembling the top half of a fall front desk. Originally, the base was another chest divided into two cupboards, but later versions usually stand on a support of baluster legs spanned by intricate arcades after French and Italian Renaissance prototypes.
Measures: 51″ W x 16″ D x 56″ H.
|Dimensions||51" W x 16" D x 56" H|