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    Sale 2159

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

    21 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 282

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SATINE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE

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

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, SATINE AND MARQUETRY COMMODE
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    The serpentine fleur de pêcher marble top above two drawers inlaid sans traverse with loose floral bouquets and pierced foliate-cast frame and handles, the sides similarly decorated, the angles headed by scrolling-acanthus clasps, on cabriole legs with scrolled sabots, one angle mount signed Linke, the lock stamped CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS/1810, the top of the carcass twice stamped MADE IN FRANCE, the key stamped 1810
    35¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 59 in. (150 cm.) wide; 24 3/8 in. (62 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 Siècle, Paris, 1989, p. 453).

    Identically-mounted examples of this model were known to be manufactured by Linke with inset Japanese lacquered panels, one of which was sold at Sotheby's London, 28 February 1997, lot 227 (£78,500) and another which is illustrated in C. Payne, François Linke 1855-1946: The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 505.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN, NEW ORLEAN, LOUISIANA