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    Sale 7614

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

    24 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SATINE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SATINE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The serpentine fleur de pêcher marble top above two drawers inlaid sans traverse with flowers and set with a foliate-cast pierced frame and handles, the sides each with conforming frame and marquetry, the angles headed by scrolling-acanthus clasps, on cabriole legs with rocaille sabots, the reverse of the top escutcheon stamped F. LINKE L796 and the right mount bearing the inscription Linke
    35¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    The mounts and shape of the present lot relate closely to a Japanese lacquered commode by the celebrated ébéniste Joseph Baumhauer (d. 1772), now in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (illustrated P. Kjellberg, Le Mobilier Français du XVIIIe Siécle, Paris, 1989, p. 453).

    An identically-mounted commode by Linke, with Japanese lacquered panels rather than bois de bout marquetry as here, was sold Sotheby's London, 28 February 1997, lot 227 (£78,500).

    Please see lot 103 for a note on François Linke.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A NOBLE FAMILY