24 September 2008,
Price realised GBP 4,000
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY CARD-TABLE
ATTRIBUTED TO FRANÇOIS LINKE, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The rounded rectangular trellis-parquetry hinged top, opening to a green baize-lined playing surface, above a panelled frieze centred by a flower-wreathed female mask, the back legs with extending pull-out drawer support, on tapering cabriole legs with acanthus-wrapped paw sabots
31 in. (78.5 cm.) high; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) wide; 33 in. (84 cm.) deep, open
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For other pairs of the this model table à jeux, signed by Linke, see Piasa, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 26 March 1999, lot 75 and Sotheby's, New York, 28 October 1998, lot 283.
Please see lot 103 for a note on François Linke.
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