19 March 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 30,500
Estimate GBP 25,000 - GBP 35,000
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD VITRINE
BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1185, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The shaped brèche violette marble top over an arched cornice, above a central bombé glazed door set with a foliate-cast ormolu frame and with similarly mounted glazed sides, the mirrored interior with pale-green silk damask-lined base and fitted with three adjustable glass shelves, the angles set with floral clasps, above a shaped apron with central 'crab' mount, on cabriole legs with acanthus-cast sabots, signed F. Linke to the top right clasp, the lock engraved to the reverse CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS/1185
66 in. (165.5 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep
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