Vargueno

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vargueno vär*gā"nō (Art) A decorative cabinet, of a form originating in Spain, the body being rectangular and supported on legs or an ornamental framework and the front opening downwards on hinges to serve as a writing desk.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vargueno A cabinet of peculiar form, consisting of a boxshaped body without architectural ornaments, opening by means of a front hinged at the bottom edge, and the whole mounted on columns or a stand at a height convenient for writing on the opened cover used as a desk. The decoration is of geometrical character, and makes especial use of thin ironwork in pierced patterns, sometimes gilded and mounted on pieces of red cloth, leather, or the like, which form a background.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vargueno var-gā′nō a form of cabinet made at Vargas in Spain, having a box-shaped body with lid, resting on columns, and opening at the bottom so as to serve as a writing-desk.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Said to be fr. Vargas, name of a village in Spain