Description: the fall-front mounted with velvet-backed pierced metal lozenges, opening to reveal an architectonic interior with fourteen various short drawers and two cupboard doors, on a 19th century carved walnut stand
Dimensions: 63cm. high, 105cm. wide, 44cm. deep; 2ft. 1in., 3ft. 5¼in., 1ft. 1in.
Condition Report: This bargueño is in good restored condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use and age-related cracks to walnut. The top and fall front with restored breaks and overall with marks and scratches consistent with age and use. The metal mounts formerly with mouldings which are now lacking but have left a shadow, and filled apertures from screws. The handles to the fall front have been re-attached and there are marks to the interior of this. The interior has possibly some later elements including drawer linings. There are some losses and restorations to the turned and inset bone decoration consistent with age and use. The later base has old marks chips and scratches as to be expected.
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