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    Sale 2034

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

    21 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 233

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SIDE-CABINET

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, INDEX NUMBER 1300, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY SIDE-CABINET
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, INDEX NUMBER 1300, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The rectangular marble top above a spreading foliate-cast frieze, the moulding signed F. Linke, over a pair of rectangular cupboard doors each set with a glazed panel over an inlaid flower-filled vase within an ormolu encadrement, the angles mounted with acanthus clasps and trailing bell-flowers, each side set with a similarly-framed circular glazed reserve over a lozenge parquetry panel, above a wavy apron and paw-cast sabots, the lock stamped CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS and 1300
    60 5/8 in. (154 cm.) high; 36½ in. (92 cm.) wide; 14½ in. (37 cm.) deep


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    A very similar cabinet also by Linke, though lacking the lovely marquetry panels seen on the present example, is illustrated in C. Payne, 19th Century European Furniture, Woodbridge, 1985, p. 280.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 230-233)