24 April 2002
A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted mahogany vitrine-cabinet
By François Linke, Circa 1900-10
The serpentine-fronted Saint-Lary marble top above a conforming case with central bowed glazed cupboard door with a stylised shell mount, opening to a mirrored interior fitted with two adjustable glazed shelves above a brocade-lined base, flanked to each side by a further glazed panel, headed at both front angles by an espagnolette, the right one inscribed F. Linke, the sides each with a further glazed panel, on six shell-hipped cabriole legs with foliate sabots, the lock stamped to the reverse CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS/878
45 5/8in. (115.8cm.) high; 54½in. (138.5cm.) wide; 19in. (48.3cm.) deep
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A similar model vitrine cabinet, with identical mounts, but with marquetry sides and ends, rather than glazed panels as here, was sold Sotheby's New York, 19 September 1990, lot 317 ($23,100).
See lot 378 for a note on François Linke.
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