Massive, 17th Century Spanish Renaissance Vargueno desk in walnut, consisting of an ornate fall front adorned with latches, escutcheons, medallions, knobs, centered with a hasp and lock plate, all of pierced iron covering the original red velvet. When opened, the desk reveals a lavish fitted interior of 19 drawers and doors mounted with gilt shell pulls, columns and moldings all inlaid with ebony and bone. The sides of the case are also fitted with similar iron work and massive bail handles, the case raised on an appropriate later stand of sled feet supporting spiral turned columns centered with a Romanesque colonnade between roundels and topped with finials. Given its age, the condition of the desk is excellent. 62″h x 45″w x 18″d.