A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood and marquetry centre-table
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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood and marquetry centre-table

AFTER THE MODEL BY JEAN-HENRI RIESENER, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 251, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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A Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted kingwood and marquetry centre-table
After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener, By François Linke, Index number 251, Paris, Late 19th/Early 20th Century
The shaped rectangular top depicting an allegory of science, each corner with a circular floral rosette, the ormolu border signed to the top F. Linke, above a central frieze drawer to the front, the sides and back each centred by a rectangular panel inlaid with cherubs emblematic of the Arts and Science, on tapering octagonal legs and acanthus-cast sabots; the top with shaped protective glass
29½ in (75 cm.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

This ormolu-enriched table, embellished with Roman foliage and inlaid with studious figures emblematical of the Sciences, is copied from one supplied in 1771 for Louis XVI's Garde-Meuble by Jean-Henri Riesener (maître 1768; d. 1806), and is now on display at the Petit Trianon, Versailles. The table was reproduced in the 19th and early 20th centuries by such celebrated ébénistes as Alfred Beurdeley and, as is the case for the present lot, François Linke.

Please see lot 56 for a note on Linke.

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