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    Sale 7569

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

    19 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE, TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, GREEN-STAINED MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTAL

    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 126, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE, TULIPWOOD, KINGWOOD, GREEN-STAINED MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTAL
    ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 126, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The serpentine stepped fleur de pêcher marble top above a divided floral marquetry panel, the sides with cube parquetry, the angles headed by foliate clasps running to tapering legs with scroll-sabots
    42¾ in. (108.5 cm.) high; 13½ in. (34.5 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep


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    The present three-sided pedestal appears to be a variation of Linke's popular index number 126, designed in 1892 and produced up until 1930, when the last example was made for the King of Egypt. The standard model features a marquetry of ribbon-tied trailing flowers to the front, as here, but with parquetry and Linke's signature 'crab' clasp
    to the remaining three sides. For a pair of the latter, see Sotheby's, New York, A Private Collection, Volume I, 26 October 2006, lot 102 ($132,000).

    Please see lot 200 for a note on François Linke.

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