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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 61

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, BOIS DE BOUT AND SATINÉ MARQUETRY CABINET-ON-STAND

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, BOIS DE BOUT AND SATINÉ MARQUETRY CABINET-ON-STAND
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The brèche violette marble top above a cupboard door decorated with loose floral sprays and a 'crab-like' acanthus clasp, the interior fitted with six spring activated drawers and a concealed long drawer, on slight cabriole legs joined by a lower galleried tier and paneled back, the lock-plate stamped CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS
    61 in. (155 cm.) high, 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) wide, 17 in. (43.5 cm.) deep


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    An example of this delicately-inlaid cabinet is illustrated in situ at Linke's family apartment on Quai Henri IV in Paris, which was undoubtedly 'the height of luxury' in comparison with their Faubourg residence (C. Payne, François Linke: The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 299).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTOR