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Beautiful 19th Century Spanish Bargueño
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Spanish Bargueño with table in mahogany, walnut and ebonized wood with bone inlays representing different hunting scenes and animals on the central door. Interior with 4 drawers and ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Cabinets

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Bone, Wood

  • Beautiful 19th Century Spanish Bargueño
  • Beautiful 19th Century Spanish Bargueño
  • Beautiful 19th Century Spanish Bargueño
  • Beautiful 19th Century Spanish Bargueño
H 31.5 in. W 32.68 in. D 15.75 in.
17th Century Spanish Bargueño Desk Hand Made 10-Drawer Wooden Portable Chest
Located in Malaga, ES
Antique 17th century Spanish bargueño desk hand made 10-drawer and 1-door wooden portable chest.  
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Buffets

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Iron

Antique Spanish Bargueño 19th Century Renaissance Bar Cabinet Oak Bobbin Carved
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Exquisite Spanish Bargueño cabinet from late 19th century Renaissance style , Richly carved with wrought iron grips on the side & bobbin legs. Amazing details & craftsmanship in a ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Renaissance Revival Dry Bars

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Oak

18th Spanish Bargueno of Columns with Foot Bridge, Cabinet on Stand
Located in Miami, FL
Barguen~o of columns with foot bridge, Spain With old original base. Barguen~o of Salamanca model, also called columns, with hinged front cover, decorated on the outside with met...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Baroque Secretaires

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Iron

17th Century Spanish Bargueno and Taquillon in Walnut and Bone Marquetry
Located in Paris, FR
Magnificent Bargueno, Spanish cabinet of the XVIIth century, in walnut on its taquillon, chest of drawers. The set is divided into two superposable parts. The upper part, called Barg...
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Antique 16th Century French Baroque Cabinets

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Wrought Iron

Wrought Iron Fittings for Spanish Bargueño or Desk, 17th and 20th Centuries
Located in Madrid, ES
Set of cabinet hardware on support. Wrought iron 17th and 20th centuries. Set of wrought iron cabinet fittings made up of two handles and two nails finished in a star from the 17th...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque More Desk Accessories

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Other, Wrought Iron

18th Century Mexican/Texas Bargueno Style Chest on Stand, Important
Located in Dallas, TX
Presenting a stunning and highly important piece of North American Historic furniture, namely, an 18th century Mexican Bargueno style chest on stand. This is one of the most intru...
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Antique 18th Century American Spanish Colonial Cabinets

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Iron

Spanish Baroque Inspired Handmade Bargueño
By Alfonso Marina
Located in Bosques de las Lomas, MX
The Bargueño was originally developed as a traveling desk in the Spanish Baroque. Although it is a totally appropriate piece for traditional decorations and settings, it has been use...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Cabinets

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Iron

  • Spanish Baroque Inspired Handmade Bargueño
  • Spanish Baroque Inspired Handmade Bargueño
  • Spanish Baroque Inspired Handmade Bargueño
  • Spanish Baroque Inspired Handmade Bargueño
H 57.25 in. W 40.75 in. D 18.5 in.
Spanish Renaissance Cabinet Called Bargueño In Walnut XVII
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb cabinet called bargueno from the Spanish renaissance in walnut from the 17th century-Castile-Spain Very elegant cabinet from the region of Castile composed of 15 small drawer...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Important Spanish-Flemish Bargueño/ Cabinet 17th Century
By Europa Antiques
Located in Madrid, ES
Spanish-Flemish Bargueño 17th century. In ebonized wood with tortoiseshell and bone marquetry. Bargueño of three streets. Central street with a chapel flanked by columns with an im...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Wood

Vargueno, Bargueno, Escritorio, Taquillon, Spanish, Baroque, Walnut, Velvet
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Spanish writing desks of this period are the most distinctive pieces of Spanish furniture conceived as visual displays of incredible virtuosity. The characteristic decoration of the ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Walnut

17th Spanish Walnut Cabinet on Stand, Desk, Original ‘Bargueño’
Located in Miami, FL
Spanish desk (“bargueño”) in walnut. 17th century with “bridge-shapped”. Decorated on the exterior with metal applications (open-work, textile background) and bow handles with centr...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Walnut

Spanish Baroque Bargueno Style Gilt Cabinet Chest on Stand
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Rustic large Spanish baroque bargueno style cabinet or chest on stand crafted from thick pine. The beautiful case has exposed dove tail joinery and features 6 large storage drawers a...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Iron

Spanish Louis XIII Carved Mahogany Bargueno Cabinet Jewelry Box
Located in Dallas, TX
Complete your library, study, or master bedroom/bathroom with this vintage mahogany "Bargueno" or "Vargueno". Created in Spain, circa 1990, the precious box features two doors orname...
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Late 20th Century Spanish Louis XIII Cabinets

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Mahogany

Spanish Renaissance Cabinet Bargueno in Walnut, Early 17th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb bargueno from the Spanish renaissance in walnut from the 17th century-Castile-Spain Very elegant cabinet circa 1600 from the Castile region composed of twelve small drawers, ...
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Antique Early 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Spanish Cabinet "Bargueño" Walnut, Wrought Iron, Stone, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
The rectangular locker rests on four round legs, and has four drawers decorated with diamonds that lock and fittings and shield shown horseshoe. Desk, hinged front cover has metal ho...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks

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Stone, Wrought Iron

Antique 19th century Baroque Spanish Desk ‘Bargueño’ in solid walnut
Located in Casteren, NL
This beautiful Spanish baroque desk (bargueno) is made in solid walnut wood and was made around 1880. This typical Spanish desk with drop down front has been decorated with many bras...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Brass

Walnut Table 'for "Bargueño" or Spanish Desk' with Wrought Iron Fittings
Located in Madrid, ES
Walnut table (for "bargueño" or spanish desk) with wrought iron fittings. Castille, Spain, 17th century. Original state. Walnut table with smooth rectangular board placed on lyre leg...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks and Writing Tables

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Wrought Iron

20th Century Spanish Baroque Style Cabinet on Stand, Bargueno or Varqueno
Located in Miami, FL
This Bargueno is embellished with a carving of Don Quixote de la Mancha bordered with branches of leaves. The desk is supported by a pedestal joined by a bridge of turned columns. Th...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Iron

Spanish Desk ‘Bargueño’ Walnut 17th Century Support 19th Century Restored
Located in Madrid, ES
Spanish desk (“bargueño”). Walnut, etc. 17th century (support “de pie de Puente” or “bridge-shapped”, 19th century). It has restorations; later metal fittings. “Bargueño” type Spa...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks

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Metal

20th Century Spanish Baroque Style Cabinet on Stand, Bargueno or Varqueno
Located in Miami, FL
This Bargueno is embellished with a carving of Don Quixote de la Mancha bordered with branches of leaves. The desk is supported by a pedestal joined by a bridge of turned columns. Th...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Iron

Early 19th Century Spanish Carved Walnut Bargueno Cabinet on Table Base
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant, antique two-piece Bargueno or Vargueno was crafted in Spain, circa 1820. The cabinet standing on round feet sits on a table base with carved turned legs and embellished...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Renaissance Cabinets

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Wrought Iron

17th Century Spanish Wood & Tortoise Shell Bargueño w/ Taquillon Office Desk
Located in Malaga, ES
17th century Spanish wood and tortoise shell bargueño offices desk with drawers and taquillón, the bottom desk it sits on.
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Antique 17th Century Secretaires

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Wood

Walnut Table for Desk "Bargueño", Walnut, Metal, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Paws turned together with double chambrana are secured to the table top with curved wrought iron fasteners. This type of furniture was made to support and display bins or desks, for ...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Tables

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Walnut

Italian Style Small Bargueño, Tortoiseshell, Bone, Wood, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Bargueño or litter bin in Italian style. Tortoiseshell, bone, wood. XVII century. Rectangular litter bin of uncovered sample slightly raised on circular legs, decorated with marque...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks

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Other

17th Century Spanish Bargueño in Walnut Wood
Located in Lisbon, PT
Spanish bargueño 17th century walnut wood. With gilded polychromy and bone inlaid. Iron work on the door.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Cabinets

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Iron

  • 17th Century Spanish Bargueño in Walnut Wood
  • 17th Century Spanish Bargueño in Walnut Wood
  • 17th Century Spanish Bargueño in Walnut Wood
  • 17th Century Spanish Bargueño in Walnut Wood
H 57.09 in. W 16.93 in. D 39.38 in.
A Stunning 18th Century Spanish Bargueno - Circa 1750
Located in San Francisco, CA
A gorgeous mid 18th century Spanish cedar-wood bargueño with fine mahogany and citrus wood inlays. The interior with twelve inlaid drawers, each surrounded by hand carved ebony trim...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Apothecary Cabinets

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Mahogany, Walnut

Rare 17th Century Spanish Walnut Bargueno
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine and rare 17th century Spanish bargueno with four interior drawers, two doors and a cubby. Made from thick walnut timbers in the time honored tradition with the original wrough...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Secretaires

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Wood

18th Century Spanish Colonial Fruitwood Bargueno
Located in San Francisco, CA
A stunning 18th century Spanish colonial fruitwood bargueno with elaborate chip carved interior, abalone inlaid drawer pulls and beautiful colonial iron lock-plate and hasp. Circa 17...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Desks

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Abalone, Fruitwood

Very Rare 18th Century Spanish Colonial Chinoiserie Style Bargueno
Located in San Francisco, CA
Extremely fine and rare 18th century Spanish colonial Chinoiserie style drop front bargueno from Mexico - circa 1750. Original hand lacquered finish in the 'Chinoiserie' style with o...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Mexican Spanish Colonial Secretaires

Antique Marquetry Sectretaire Escritorio Bargueno Chest
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional wood inlay writing desk with multiple compartments.
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Antique 19th Century Mexican Spanish Colonial Desks

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Wood

19th C. Painted Spanish Bargueño + Walnut Base
Located in Dallas, TX
The Bargueño desk originated in Renaissance Spain and first appeared in the 15th century. A bargueño desk is a form of portable desk, resembling the top half of a fall front desk. Or...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Renaissance Credenzas

Spanish Bargueno with Base
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Purchased in Madrid, Spain in the early 1960s. Originally part of a collection of art and antiques compiled by an American serviceman stationed in Madrid during the 1960s. A c...
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20th Century Spanish Desks

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Brass

  • Spanish Bargueno with Base
  • Spanish Bargueno with Base
  • Spanish Bargueno with Base
  • Spanish Bargueno with Base
H 50 in. W 34 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Spanish Bargueño / Vargueño New World Inlay Motif with Table
Located in Madrid, ES
Large-scale 19th century Spanish bargueño / vargueño (secretary/desk) decorated with scenes of Columbus discovering the New World. Thirty-one detailed vingettes created in bone and ...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Neoclassical Cabinets

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Bone, Tortoise Shell, Wood

20th Century Spanish Bargueno Style Chest on Stand
Located in Miami, FL
This handcrafted and solid oak cabinet is in very good condition. We cannot find a makers name, but this is most certainly the work of a skilled cabinet maker. This impressive cabine...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Cabinets

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Walnut

  • 20th Century Spanish Bargueno Style Chest on Stand
  • 20th Century Spanish Bargueno Style Chest on Stand
  • 20th Century Spanish Bargueno Style Chest on Stand
  • 20th Century Spanish Bargueno Style Chest on Stand
H 55.32 in. W 29.93 in. D 18.12 in.
20th Century Spanish Bargueno Table or Lady Desk with Carved Drawer
Located in Miami, FL
Carved oak table with one drawer and iron stretcher. You can use like a side table, desk or console table, it´s a very functional piece, very decorative and a solid piece.   
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Important Spanish Cabinet, 17th Cent. "Bargueño"
Located in Madrid, ES
Title: Spanish Cabinet Date/Period: 17th century Dimension: 144 x 45 x 117 cm. Materials: Wood Additional information: Spanish Bargueño Cabinet from the 17th century composed of ...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Wood

  • Important Spanish Cabinet, 17th Cent. "Bargueño"
  • Important Spanish Cabinet, 17th Cent. "Bargueño"
  • Important Spanish Cabinet, 17th Cent. "Bargueño"
  • Important Spanish Cabinet, 17th Cent. "Bargueño"
H 56.7 in. W 46.07 in. D 17.72 in.
Spanish Colonial Cabinet "Bargueño"
Located in Madrid, ES
17th century Spanish colonial cabinet, reneered with ebony, ivory and tortoiseshell, five drawers.
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Antique Late 17th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Cabinets

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Ivory, Tortoise Shell, Ebony

  • Spanish Colonial Cabinet "Bargueño"
  • Spanish Colonial Cabinet "Bargueño"
  • Spanish Colonial Cabinet "Bargueño"
  • Spanish Colonial Cabinet "Bargueño"
H 9.06 in. W 17.72 in. D 9.06 in.
Vargueno or Bargueno, Late-16th-Early-17th Century, Spanish Renaissance, Walnut
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
Spanish writing desks from this period are the most distinctive pieces of Spanish furniture conceived as visual displays of incredible virtuosity. They have been highly prized since ...
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Antique 16th Century Spanish Renaissance Furniture

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Bone, Walnut

Lock 'for Spanish Desk, Bargueño', Wrought Iron, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Wrought iron lock, composed of the upper part that is fixed to the furniture, the area of the bolt and an openwork decoration (based on simple plant elements, scrolls and architectur...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks

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Wrought Iron

17th Century Spanish Late Renaissance Walnut Bargueño Desk from North Spain
Located in Malaga, ES
Original old gold iron handles and decorations covering exquisite velvet period cloth. Decorative columns in lemongrass wood. Designed for travelling, it opens into a writing desk an...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

“Bargueño” Desk on a “Taquillón” Base, “Salamanca” Type, Spain, 17th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Bargueño sample covered type known as "Salamanca" or "columnillas", with folding front cover. It responds to the type called "Salamanca desk", which is the most representative of the...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Desks

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Iron

18th Century Spanish Baroque Style Cabinet on Stand, Bargueno or Varqueno
Located in Miami, FL
This exquisite Baroque style cabinet is made of walnut veneer on a solid oakwood core. The cabinet it´s a luxury cabinet which was in the ownership of high-ranking merchant families...
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Antique Late 19th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Iron

17th Century Bargueno of Columns with Foot Bridge, Spain, Cabinet on Stand
Located in Miami, FL
Barguen~o of columns with foot bridge, Spain, 17th century. Wood and bone. With old original base. Barguen~o of Salamanca model, also called columns, with hinged front cover, dec...
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Antique Early 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

Antique Spanish Cabinet 18th Century " Bargueño "at 30th September 25% Discount
Located in Madrid, ES
Title: Antique Spanish Cabinet Date/Period: XVIII Century Dimension: 91cm x 55cm x 27cm - Table 79cm x 100cm x 42cm Total: 134cm x 100cm x 42cm Materials: woods and bronzes Addi...
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Antique Early 18th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Wood

18th Century, Spanish, Carved Walnut Two-Piece Bargueno Cabinet and Base
Located in Dallas, TX
Complete your library or study with this antique fruitwood "Bargueno" or "Vargueno" from Spain, circa 1780. Built in two-pieces, the Spanish desk features a portable cabinet with for...
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Antique Late 18th Century Spanish Louis XIII Desks

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Iron

18th Century "Bargueno" Writing Chest with Drawers
Located in Chicago, IL
This 18th century "Bargueno" writing chest is from Spain and is made from walnut. The piece has 10 drawers.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Walnut

Castilian Bargueño Desk with Support, After Baroque Models, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Castilian bargueño desk with support. Walnut, bone, textile and wrought iron. Following 17th century models; Spain, 19th century. Bargueño covered sample decorated with abundant gol...
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Antique 19th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Desks

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Wrought Iron

Original 17th Century Spanish Bargueno, Cabinet on Stand, Vargueño
Located in Miami, FL
17th Century Spanish Bargueno in walnut. Cabinet on stand. Vargueño
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Antique Mid-17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Walnut

18th Spanish Bargueno of Columns with Foot Bridge, Cabinet on Stand
Located in Miami, FL
Barguen~o of columns with foot bridge, Spain With old original base. Barguen~o of Salamanca model, also called columns, with hinged front cover, decorated on the outside with me...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Baroque Secretaires

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Iron

18th c. Spanish Bargueno or Vargueno Fall Front Desk or Storage Box
Located in Houston, TX
18th c. bargueno traveling desk, used for storing documents, jewels, or sewing box. It's walnut with original painted floral motif in urns on door. Beautiful original hardware . Ke...
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Antique 18th Century Spanish Desks

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Walnut

Table for Desk "Bargueño", Walnut, Iron, Spain, 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Rectangular board table with projection on the front designed to enhance a desk or bargueño. The legs, with Solomonic turning, have simple chambranas that start from the lower knot, ...
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20th Century Spanish Baroque Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

20th Century Spanish Baroque Style Cabinet on Stand, Bargueno or Varqueno
Located in Miami, FL
This Bargueno is embellished with a carving head of Don Quixote de la Mancha bordered with branches of leaves. The desk is supported by a pedestal joined by a bridge of turned column...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Iron

Bargueno of columns with foot bridge, Spain, seventeenth century/Cabinet on sta
Located in Miami, FL
Bargueño of columns with foot bridge, Spain, seventeenth century. Wood and bone. With old original base. Bargueño of Salamanca model, also called columns, with hinged front...
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Antique Mid-17th Century Spanish Renaissance Cabinets

Shell Shapped Nail '1' for Spanish Desks or Bargueños, Second Half 20th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Shell shaped nail for Spanish desks or Bargueños. Wrought iron, Second half 20th century, after 16th century models. 20th century, inspired by models from the 16th century. Multipl...
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20th Century Spanish Renaissance Desks

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Wrought Iron

19th Century Spanish Walnut Bargueño on Stand with Hand Painted Landscape Scenes
Located in Dallas, TX
This elegant antique Bargueno (or Vargueño) was crafted in Spain circa 1850; sitting on the original fruitwood table base with turned legs embellished with a bottom stretcher, the ca...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Spanish Renaissance Credenzas

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Walnut

Spanish Desk or Cabinet or Bargueño, 17th Century, Stool or Base, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Bargueño; Spain, 17th century. Walnut wood. Period fittings and the foot made in the XIX century. / Herrajes de época, pie siglo XIX. Bargueño with small columns, with a folding...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Other, Iron

Exceptional Spanish Bargueno
Located in San Francisco, CA
A spectacular Spanish Bargueno in two parts, with giltwood elements from the seventeenth century on a nineteenth century base. Extraordinary interior detailing
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Spanish Cabinets

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Giltwood

  • Exceptional Spanish Bargueno
  • Exceptional Spanish Bargueno
  • Exceptional Spanish Bargueno
  • Exceptional Spanish Bargueno
H 56 in. W 39 in. D 16.75 in.
Spanish Colonial Bargueño
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine 18th century Spanish colonial bargueño with hand forged iron lock-plate and barrel key, bun feet, inlaid drop front, ten small drawers and finely detailed citrus wood inlay th...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Peruvian Trunks and Luggage

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Wood

  • Spanish Colonial Bargueño
  • Spanish Colonial Bargueño
  • Spanish Colonial Bargueño
  • Spanish Colonial Bargueño
H 22 in. W 32 in. D 15 in.
Important Spanish/Flemish "Bargueño" Cabinet, 17th Century
Located in Madrid , ES
Spanish/Flemish "Bargueño" cabinet In carved and ebonized wood, with marquetry, hawksbill and gilded bronze applications. Central chapel with Minerva figure and side and interior ...
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Antique 17th Century Spanish Baroque Cabinets

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Wood

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Spanish Bargueno For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Spanish bargueno you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A Spanish bargueno — often made from wood, walnut and metal — can elevate any home. Your living room may not be complete without a Spanish bargueno — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A Spanish bargueno is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Baroque and Neoclassical styles are sought with frequency.

How Much is a Spanish Bargueno?

The average selling price for a Spanish bargueno at 1stDibs is $9,944, while they’re typically $1,044 on the low end and $103,172 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Case Pieces and Storage Cabinets for You

Of all the antique and vintage case pieces and storage cabinets that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of storage case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded. A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard made of colored glass and metals, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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