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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 249

    A SPANISH IRON-MOUNTED BONE-INLAID WALNUT AND CHESTNUT VARGUENO

    17TH CENTURY

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    A SPANISH IRON-MOUNTED BONE-INLAID WALNUT AND CHESTNUT VARGUENO
    17TH CENTURY
    The top with a fall-front enclosing a fitted interior with fifteen drawers and three doors, the base with two drawers and two doors, the top and bottom apparently original
    58 in. (147.5 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep (2)


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    The lion-fretted iron-work also features on a related cabinet acquired in 1864 by the Victoria & Albert Museum, and discussed by J. H. Pollen, Ancient and Modern Furniture, 1876 (p.78). Very similar varguenos were sold Christie's London, 10 November 2005, lot 105, and Christie's New York, 25-26 September 2001, lot 213.

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