<em>Export Portable Desk (Bargueño)</em>, late 16th-early 17th century. Lacquer with gold flecks, mother-of-pearl inlay, metal fittings, 17 5/16 x 24 7/8 x 13 9/16 x 24 1/2 in. (44 x 63.2 x 34.5 x 62.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 84.69.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.69.1_closed_PS6.jpg)

Export Portable Desk (BargueƱo)

Medium: Lacquer with gold flecks, mother-of-pearl inlay, metal fittings

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Dates:late 16th-early 17th century

Dimensions: 17 5/16 x 24 7/8 x 13 9/16 x 24 1/2 in. (44 x 63.2 x 34.5 x 62.2 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H18, 7D

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 84.69.1

Image: 84.69.1_closed_PS6.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular box with air on hinged doors on front and 4 tiers of drawers inside, 3 on top, 3 on bottom, 2 one above the other on either side flanking a vertical drawer in the center. Lacquer and mother-of-pearl in a black lacquer background with borders of gold-fleck lacquer. Design of folding fans and family crests on front, top, and sides, ivy on back, morning glory vines on inside of doors, flowering grasses on faces of drawers. Drawers lined with red lacquer.

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