A NEAR PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTALS
A NEAR PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTALS
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A NEAR PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTALS

BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 126, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A NEAR PAIR OF FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, AMARANTH, MARQUETRY AND PARQUETRY PEDESTALS
BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 126, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Each with shaped marble top, one brèche violette, one Rouge de France above a serpentine case fitted with foliate angle mounts and inlaid to the front with floral sprays, the sides with cube parquetry, on scrolling sabots, the right angle mount to one signed 'Linke'
43 ½ in. (110 cm.) high; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep

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This highly popular model was produced in various finishes by Linke's workshop from 1885 to 1930. Pedestals executed in a combination of floral and 'mosaic', or cube parquetry, finishes were available until 1930 when the last recorded pair was supplied to the King of Egypt. Examples of this model sold A Private Collection: Volume I, Sotheby's, New York, 26 October 2006, lot 102 (a pair, $132,000) and lot 143 (a single example, $36,000).

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