View full screen - View 1 of Lot 93. A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD BOMBÉ VITRINE, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, CIRCA 1900.
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A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD BOMBÉ VITRINE, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, CIRCA 1900

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseRestricted Species

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD BOMBÉ VITRINE, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, CIRCA 1900

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD BOMBÉ VITRINE, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, CIRCA 1900

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 90,000 GBP

Lot sold:

75,600

GBP

A LOUIS XV STYLE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD BOMBÉ VITRINE, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, CIRCA 1900


the brèche violette marble top above a central door opening to three adjustable glass shelves, signed ‘F. Linke’, stamped ‘FL’ to the reverse of the bronze mounts

191cm. high, 130cm. wide, 55cm. deep; 6ft. 3¼in., 4ft. 3⅛in., 1ft. 9⅝in.


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This spectacular vitrine is in very good condition with minor tarnishing to the bronzes. The interior is currently lined with beige silk damask. Slight craquelure to the varnish. Minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and use. One small leaf bronze broken that would need to be re-attached. The marble top in good condition, very minor chipping to edges, as to be expected. Stamped to the right top corner mount.


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This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Property from an Private American Collection;

Christie's London, 29 March 2007, lot 100.

Adrian Alan, Catalogue VIII, pp.10-11, no.2.


RELATED LITERATURE

C. Payne, François Linke, 1855-1946 - The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 151, pl. 158, p. 153, pl. 161, p. 243, pl. 258.