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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and jasperware-mounted inlaid satinwood, kingwood and mahogany work table
Paris, circa 1910, index number 575
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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451

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

François Linke
1855 - 1946
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and jasperware-mounted inlaid satinwood, kingwood and mahogany work table
Paris, circa 1910, index number 575
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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François Linke
1855 - 1946
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze and jasperware-mounted inlaid satinwood, kingwood and mahogany work table
Paris, circa 1910, index number 575
the hinged oval top with spring release latch opening to reveal a silk-lined well, the lockplate has been removed to reveal the C. LINKE / SERRURERIE / PARIS stamp and index number 575.
height 28 in.; width 13 3/4 in.; 9 1/8 in.
71 cm; 35 cm; 23.3 cm
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Literature

C. Payne, François Linke, p. 176, pl. 192-193 and pl. 444-445

Catalogue Note

Linke title: Petite table Louis XVI citronnier garnie et Wegdwood [sic].

Designed circa 1899, this table in solid lemonwood was a very popular Linke model with an obvious appeal to followers of English furniture of the late 18th century George III period. Linke lists nine variations of this table in his price list, misspelling Wedgwood in each case. The Linke Archive has a box of approximately 75 unused Wedgwood plaques suitable for this model. The table's variations were a large or small model, in one case without Wedgwood, or with a marble top, and with or without a work bag. The cabinetmaking cost between 65 and 75 francs, depending on the model, and the Wedgwood 50 francs. Despite the seeming rarity of the 'citronnier de Ceylan,' the wood only cost 15 francs, with Linke commenting that it was too expensive to spend 14 francs mounting the bronzes and plaques. One example was ordered by the celebrated London and Lancaster firm of Gillow in 1911. Nine examples in all appear to have been made between 1899 and 1926.

A similar table sold in these rooms, October 26, 2006, lot 20 ($14,400)

Footnote courtesy Christopher Payne

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