Lot 560
Important Continental Two Part Vargueno
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Partly 16th century, walnut, the upper section with carved drop front panel depicting the crucifixion and descent from the cross, surrounded with bishops, saints, apostles in Gothic pattern, wrought iron lock, hasp, & side locks. Interior consisting of fourteen drawers with two carved center doors, the drawers above and below are arcaded with ivory columns. Other drawers mounted with Limoges enamel on copper depicting the life of Christ. The base cabinet on ogee plinth with block feet, two drawers over two lower door compartments, all with relief carved front featuring cavalier's mask, raised panel sides, wrought iron handles mounted to top and base.

60.25 x 19.5 x 44.75 in.

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Penn, Reidsville, NC

Overall surface with wonderful warm patina. Minor loss to carving; missing seven ivory knobs from interior drawers; dropped lid with crack near right hinge. Overall expected surface wear.

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