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François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, amaranth, sycamore marquetry and parquetry side-cabinet, Paris, late 19th/early 20th century
Estimate
60,000100,000
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144
François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, amaranth, sycamore marquetry and parquetry side-cabinet, Paris, late 19th/early 20th century
Estimate
60,000100,000
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François Linke (1855 - 1946)

A French gilt-bronze mounted mahogany, amaranth, sycamore marquetry and parquetry side-cabinet, Paris, late 19th/early 20th century
index n° 1300, the rectangular marble top above a spreading foliate-cast frieze, the moulding signed 'F. Linke' over a pair of rectangular cupboard doors, the lock stamped 'CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS' and '1300'
Haut. 154 cm, larg. 92 cm, prof. 37 cm ; height 60 2/3  in., width 36 1/4  in., depth 14 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Christie's, New York, 21 October 2008, lot 233 (sold 182 500$)

Literature

C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1985, p. 280 (comparable cabinet by Linke)

Catalogue Note

Registre no. 1300
Linke title: Bahut portes Marqueterie, cotes mosaique.

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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