The decoration of raised painted bone panels within the architectural interiors of the escritorio may have been inspired by the design for a faade by Hernn Ruiz in the Libro de Arquitectura, executed around 1600. This example has a closed base section with drawers with carved fronts rather than an open stand. The latter is generally thought to be the earliest type, although both were probably executed throughout most of the 17th Century. Related examples are illustrated in G. Hardendorff Burr, Hispanic Furniture, New York, 1964, (2nd ed.), pp. 138-140, 146-147, 152-158, figs. 129, 132-133, 136-137, 142-148.