A FRENCH GILT BRONZE-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND VERNIS MARTIN COMMODE BY FRANCOIS LINKE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
with a Brèche Violette marble top; the lockplate engraved F. LINKE / 170 / F G S T ANTOINE / PARIS
height 39 in.; width 44 ¼in.; depth 19 in.
99.1 cm; 112.4 cm; 48.3 cm
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Gilt bronze mounts in good condition and nice color with minor areas of rubbing and oxidation. Only a few very small chips to veneer along back edge, the vernis martin panels with some losses, discoloration, and some areas overpainting. Marble top with old repaired breaks. A rare Linke model and nice size.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christopher Payne, François Linke, 1855-1946, The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2003.
Adorned with panels decorated with vernis scenes in the manner of Boucher, with the central panel likely depicting a mythological scene of Mars and Venus. A similar commode also by Francois Linke with the same signature on the lockplate was sold by Delon-Hoebanx, Drouot Paris, 7 June 2016, lot 229.