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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, SATINE AND PARQUETRY JARDINIERE
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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, SATINE AND PARQUETRY JARDINIERE

BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, SATINE AND PARQUETRY JARDINIERE
BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, FIRST QUARTER 20TH CENTURY
The removeable cartouche-shaped top with moulded surround and banded central panel of trellis-parquetry, above a serpentine frieze with foliate-cast frame centred to the front and back by a leaf-clasped scallop-shell, the reverse stamped LINKE 1763, on cabriole legs headed by a foliate clasp running down to scrolled sabots
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 24 in. (61 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

To aid potential clients visualize his designs Linke is known to have commissioned watercolour proposals of individual pieces and whole interior schemes. One such watercolour depicts a jardinière directly comparable to the present lot, of which Payne notes that there is no record of it having been executed (see C. Payne. François Linke, 1855-1946 - The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 441, pl. 519).

The use of Linke's characteristic leaf-clasped scallop-shell and swept-foliage framed frieze, as well as satiné trellis parquetry, all add to the appeal of this jardinière, the rarity of which is heightened by the fact that it has remained in the family of the present owner since it was acquired sometime during the 1940s.

Please see lot 200 for a note on François Linke.

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