• 19th Century Furniture, Sculpt auction at Christies

    Sale 2210

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

    20 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 79

    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, GILTWOOD, MOULDED AND CUT GLASS TWELVE-LIGHT GIRANDOLES

    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU, GILTWOOD, MOULDED AND CUT GLASS TWELVE-LIGHT GIRANDOLES
    BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    Of cage-form, hung with shaped prisms and orbs, each signed Linke
    39 3/8 in. (100 cm.) high (2)


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    These girandoles are characteristic of those Linke incorporated into the interiors of Ras al-Tin in Egypt and at his stand at the Salon du Mobilier in 1911. Several examples displayed on giltwood stands, including a watercolour rendering, are illustrated in C. Payne François Linke 1855-1946: The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, pp. 190, 289 & 431.