Unknown18th century

Museo Casa de Cervantes

Museo Casa de Cervantes
Valladolid, Spain

Smocked ark with big dimension drawers, covered with crimson silk velvet with a rectangular plan and a convex lid. It is nailed and has gilded wrought ironwork hinges. It has two curved latched shape lateral handles and two locks with carved oval coat-of-arms and espagnolette bolts with a “T” shape, decorated with clipped lozenges. It also has two front drawers divided into two sections, each of them with a balustrade handle or latch and iron lock, making it look like four drawers. Its edges and base have reinforced brackets with openwork veneer. The gilded braid trimmings are fixed by semispherical head nails. The inside is divided into two bodies, the bottom one holding the drawers that open externally. A rare piece since it is not for “travelling” as proven by the drawers.


  • Title: Untitled
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Original Tittle: Arca
  • Type: Ark
  • Rights: http://museocasacervantes.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES

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