Christopher Payne has suggested that Linke created the present model, index number 509, immediately before the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris. The scrolling foliate-cast ormolu frame to the bombé glazed door and sides of this pair of vitrines is comparable to that applied to a vitrine first produced by Linke in 1897, index number 487. A single example of this vitrine, which is similar in proportion to the pair offered here, was sold Christie's, New York, 26 October 2004, lot 321 ($237,100). Similar rocaille trelliswork was also applied to index number 905, listed by Linke as 'Vitrine Louis XV bronze sur glace', which was first exhibited at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle. An another pair from a Distinguished American Collection was sold at Christie's, London, 28 October 2014, lot 63 (£122,500).