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    Sale 7710

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics Including Property from The Palazzo of a Milanese Noble Family

    19 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 133

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY GUERIDON

    PROBABLY BY FRANÇOIS LINKE FOR MAISON SORMANI, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD, MAHOGANY, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY GUERIDON
    PROBABLY BY FRANÇOIS LINKE FOR MAISON SORMANI, PARIS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The top with ribbon and foliate-inlaid border, the frieze fitted with a drawer, on tapering legs joined by a basket-mounted 'X'-shaped stretcher, the underside stamped SORMANI
    29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 31¾ in. (80.6 cm.) diameter


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    The mounts and model of the present guéridon relate closely to Linke's index number 105 and, to a lesser extent, number 461. Index number 105 was produced in varying combinations of woods, marquetry and marble tops, and in three sizes - 60, 75 and 90 cm. diameter. An example of the 90 cm. diameter table, signed by Linke and with identical marquetry, was sold in these rooms, 19 March 2008, lot 99 (£23,300). Please see lots 117 and 174 for notes on Linke and Sormani respectively.

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