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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND BOIS DU BOUT MARQUETRY 'GRAND LIT'
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND BOIS DU BOUT MARQUETRY 'GRAND LIT'
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND BOIS DU BOUT MARQUETRY 'GRAND LIT'
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION (LOT 242)
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND BOIS DU BOUT MARQUETRY 'GRAND LIT'

BY FRANCOIS LINKE, INDEX NO. 457, PARIS, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LEON MESSAGE, CIRCA 1895

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINE AND BOIS DU BOUT MARQUETRY 'GRAND LIT'
BY FRANCOIS LINKE, INDEX NO. 457, PARIS, THE MOUNTS DESIGNED BY LEON MESSAGE, CIRCA 1895
The serpentine headboard centered by a mask and a crossed quiver and torch, flanked by dolphins, with caryatid angle mounts, the footboard centered with a masque de bal, joined by serpentine rails each centered with a shell
65 in. (165 cm.) high, 74¼ in. (186 cm.) wide, 83 in. (211 cm.) long
Provenance
A Private Collection, Volume I; Sotheby's, New York, 26 October 2006, lot 41.

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Lot Essay

This striking bed was designed by Linke en suite with an armoire, also index number 457, which shared a similar female mask with crossed flambeau and quiver, such as the one sold Christie's, London, 23 February 2006, lot 50. The sketch for the masque de bal mount from Léon Messagé's folio is illustrated in C. Payne, François Linke, 1855-1946, The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, 2003, p. 305, pl. 382, while a watercolor sketch for a variation of the design from the Linke archive is illustrated to the left.

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