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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 31

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND SATINÉ PARQUETRY TEA-TABLE

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, INDEX NUMBER 1455, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND SATINÉ PARQUETRY TEA-TABLE
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LÉON MESSAGÉ, INDEX NUMBER 1455, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular removable glass tray supported by putto terms above a conforming lower tier inlaid with trellis parquetry, over a stand supported by female terms and joined by a pierced loop stretcher centered by a basket, the tier supporting the tray signed F. Linke
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high, 32 in. (81.5 cm.) wide, 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) deep


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    Furnishings in the goût Weisweiler were widely produced by Linke in a variety of imaginative designs, including the present tea-table (index no. 1455) which is an intriguing marriage of both Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Here Linke borrows elements from his Table à thé Louis XV (index no. 610) and his Table Louis XVI Marie-Antoinette (index no. 114) with the resulting design simultaneously paying homage to Weisweiler's genius and embracing Messagé's exaggerated interpretation of Rococo forms. Another example of index no. 1455 boasting a thyrsus-decorated frieze sold at Christie's, New York, 21 October 2008, lot 343 ($68,500).