Armario – Ropero
c. 1740
67" x 37" x 18"
Furniture, Sabino pine
Region: Puebla, Mexico
This eighteenth century Baroque armario o ropero (armoire or wardrobe) is constructed of hand hewn, joined and carved light sabino pine. The iron hinges, lock and lockplate are all hand forged, as is an occasional nail that was used in antique repair. The side panels have coffered decorations while the door panels are decorated with finely carved and elaborate pointed arch motifs of the Spanish mudajar style that was popular throughout the Baroque period in Mexico.