1500 Market Center Blvd. Dallas, TX 75207 , United States Call Seller 972.685.0808


18th Century Indo-Portuguese Vargueno/Mini Cabinet

25% Off Original Price: $ 6,800
Sale Price: $ 5,100
  • Description
    Extremely rare, highly important and desirable colonial piece!

    It is most likely an Indo-Portugese Vargueno mini cabinet, circa 1780, with strong Persian influences.

    Vargueno’s are typically Portugese or Spanish.

    The vargueno body is made of sandalwood, but it is covered entirely in early Indo-Portugese mosaic work using gold, colored stone, bone and ebony.
    Stunning mosaic work!

    Portugal, through its colonization of parts of Asia in the 17th and 18th centuries, had a strong influence on furniture being made in India in the 17th and 18th centuries. Many examples of Indo-Portugese Vargueno’s can be found. Typically, they are constructed using ivory and stained woods to depict neoclassical type scenes. These boxes command a hefty price tag!!
    The front opens to reveal more exquisite mosaic work and a number of spice drawers, hence, being called a vargueno !!!
    A truly unique piece!! A truly important piece!!
    This should really be in a Museum!
  • More Information
    Origin: India
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Sandalwood, Mosaic, Bone
    Condition: Good. Very Good. Some minor losses of inlay with minor repairs. The escutcheons have been later gilded. Overall in SUPER condition for its age and delicate nature.
    Creation Date: 1780
    Styles / Movements: Middle Eastern, Indian, Traditional
    Patterns: Geometric, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 416659
  • Dimensions
    W. 14 in; H. 11.25 in; D. 9.75 in;
    W. 35.56 cm; H. 28.58 cm; D. 24.77 cm;
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