vargueno


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vargueno

(vɑːˈɡeɪnjəʊ)
n, pl -nos
(Furniture) a Spanish writing and storage cabinet dating from the 16th century
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The miniature vargueno pictured, a simple Spanish writing desk, which was produced as a sample or apprentice piece, using marquetry and inlay techniques, illustrates the skills and techniques of which many craftsmen are capable.
The Vargueno is a chest whose cover opens to become a writer's desk, and in which is found an incomplete draft of an autobiography of Charles Sanders Peirce, bearing the title "His Glassy Essence."
Boyd Award for his interpretation of a 17th century Spanish writing cabinet, a vargueno. Made of sugar pine, its front and sides are richly ornamented with carved figures from nature.