Linke made this armoire in two styles, the present lot with two small glazed panels in the upper part of the doors with Labbé's stylised neo-classical marquetry below and a variation with four bevel-glazed panels on the doors and glazed side panels. Interestingly he used slightly different sabots, and although they were the same height, the glazed version had shorter feet. Priced at 6,200 French francs in 1900, the vitrine was marked up to a retail price of 32,600 francs by August 1926.
Footnote courtesy of Christopher Payne
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