Sixteenth-Century Spanish Vargueño Cabinet Featuring Scenes from the Life of Christ

By Anthonys Fine Art & Antiques


The outside features high-relief scenes of the Crucifixion and Lamentation of Jesus Christ. The stand, original to the vargueño, features carved portraits of the four Evangelists. When opened, fourteen enameled paintings from the life of Christ are visible on drawer fronts and behind ivory pillars. This museum-quality piece retains its original iron strapwork, hinges, pulls, and locks.

Dimensions: 60 x 42 x 21 in.

Date: c. 1560