1 November 2001
A French ormolu-mounted kingwood and lacquer armoire
By François Linke, Circa 1880
Surmounted by a waisted pediment centred to the front by a Classical mask, flanked to each angle by acanthus leaves, above two cupboard doors with foliate and scroll hinges, each decorated with a landscape scene with pagodas, bridges and spring flowers, within an egg and dart frieze, the interior fitted with four adjustable shelves, each side with four panels depicting fish, birds, flowers and insects, each in a conforming frieze, on three spiral toupie feet to the front; some bronzes signed LF
82 in. (208.5 cm) high; 41 in. (103 cm.) wide; 18 in. (45 cm.) deep
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For a note on François Linke, please see lot 42.
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