SPECIAL CABINET (BARGUENO) Soul softwood and oak barrels, mahogany veneer, ebony, tortoiseshell, ivory, gold and iron. H: 61.5 cm - L: 120 cm - D: 39 cm Working Flemish Hispano - End of the sixteenth century
A magnificent 18th century Spanish colonial 'escritorio' (writing desk) from Columbia with finely crafted bone and mother of pearl inlay, hand etched sgraffito and original hand forged iron hinges. The interior with checkerboard drop front and ten compartments, each with original 18th century drawer pulls -- the facade over-layed in mother of pearl with hand etched city-scapes, cathedrals, geometric patterns and foliate motifs. The interior with hand carved and gilt wood columns. Circa 1750.