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    Sale 7614

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 81

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND SATINE PARQUETRY BUREAU ROGNON

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

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY AND SATINE PARQUETRY BUREAU ROGNON
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The kidney-shaped top surmounted to each side by a raised concave compartment panelled in cube-parquetry and with pierced acanthus surround, one fitted with a long-drawer and the other with two short-drawers above two pigeon holes, with a gilt-tooled brown leather writing surface between, the panelled frieze set with pierced acanthus-trail mounts and fronted by two button-release drawers, on four tapering legs hung with ribbon-tied foliate swags joined by a demi lune stretcher with acanthus and pomegranate mount, on stiff-leaf sabots, the lock stamped CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 42½ in. (108 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep
    39½ in. (100 cm.) high, overall


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    An example of the present model bureau rognon featured on Linke's stand at the Salon des Industries du Mobilier in 1902 (see C. Payne, François Linke 1855-1946, The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, pp. 170-1, plates 184-5.

    Please see lot 103 for a note on François Linke.

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