SPANISH VARGUENO CABINET ON STAND
MAGNIFICENT VARGUENO CABINET ON STAND: Rich in architectural detail, this piece exhibits a seldom seen mastery in cabinet making of rosewood and ebony woods with simulated red tortoise shell inset panels and boule inlays to drawer fronts, doors and columns. The block front upper cabinet with pierced ornate ormolu gallery to three sides and 8 drawers featuring figural hybrid escutcheons and thick center door with figural ormolu depicting Heracles (Hercules) killing the Nemean lion for Eurystheus, king of Mycenae. This massive, boulle inlaid center door opens to a mirrored "room " of unbelievable detail with columns and parquetry inlaid floor. The upper cabinet rests on six feet, each foot with five metal talons clasping a round wooden bun. The six legged barley twist stand has three faux drawers to frieze with escutcheons and faux tortoise shell insets to match the upper cabinet. Upper cabinet 30" tall x 48" x 20". Lower Stand measures 32.5" tall x 53" x 20".