Item Details

A highly decorated Spanish Colonial chest probably made in Peru sometime during the 17th-18th centuries. The wood structure is completely surrounded with intricate leather tooling and iron devices – the escutcheon, hinges, handles, and corner braces. The tooled leather imagery includes mythical birds, faces, the sun, flowers, and geometric forms all in a continuous stream of story telling. Equally intricate are the cut iron devices, especially the escutcheon. An extraordinary example of artisanship.

The chest measures approximately 37 inches wide by 19 inches high, by 19 1/4 inches deep

A pair of floor braces, made at a later date, replicate the type of support that would have been used for this type of furniture.

$3,300.  (TLEZ-22-9)