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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze mounted kingwood and satiné trellis parquetry bureau plat
Paris, early 20th century, index number 481
Estimación
40.00060.000
Lote. Vendido 53,125 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED WEST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze mounted kingwood and satiné trellis parquetry bureau plat
Paris, early 20th century, index number 481
Estimación
40.00060.000
Lote. Vendido 53,125 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
SALTAR AL LOTE

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François Linke
1855 - 1946
A gilt-bronze mounted kingwood and satiné trellis parquetry bureau plat
Paris, early 20th century, index number 481
fitted with three frieze drawers, the center drawer opening with a spring release mechanism, both locks of the side drawers with the index number 481 and the CT. LINKE stamp
height 31 1/4 in.; width 61 in,; depth 37 in.
90.5 cm; 155 cm; 94 cm
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Documentación

Payne, Christopher, François Linke 1855-1946 The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Antique Collector’s Club Ltd., Woodbridge, 2003.

Nota del catálogo

François Linke was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his home town of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries.  His success at the 1900 exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of eighteenth century important and royal French furniture. However his most extravagant exhibition pieces combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé.  In 1904, he was made Officier de L’Iinstruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition.  Following his stands in the St- Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d’Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

19th Century Furniture and Decorative Art

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