Spanish, 19th century. A vargueno chest on chest in walnut, of dovetailed construction, with bone and gilt decoration, the upper case having double-hasp lock with metal plated escutcheon, with pierced mountings decorating the exterior, highlighted by a burgundy velvet, the drop front resting on decorative slides and opening to a twelve drawer interior, each drawer having an bone paint-decorated face, centered by religious scenes flanked by twisted columns, the lower case having four fitted drawers bordered by chip carved, geometrical panels in bone, each drawer with recessed decorative panels and carved wooden pulls, all rising on square pad feet; ht. 59, wd. 46.75, dp. 16.5 in.
Provenance:Property from the collection of Katherine Raible, Lexington, Kentucky
Item is in good condition. Fading to velvet. Expected age splitting to some wood carving throughout.
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