Bargueños & Baules

Bargueños were an important component of many dignitaries, priests and friars luggage arriving in "New World". These traveling desk/offices were like the first laptops they were used as storage for important papers and valuables. Sometimes quite ornate but often very plain on the exterior, these simple boxes with personalized interiors were quite elegant additions to their new homes. The demand for these utilitarian yet elegant pieces of furniture began being created in the next four centuries in the Americas in many different styles and techniques.