26 October 2004
A Louis XV style ormolu-mounted mahogany dressing-table
By Francois Linke, Paris, Index number 283, Late 19th Century
The cartouche-shaped bevelled glazed swing-mirror within a conforming support, above a serpentine-fronted brèche d'Alep marble top, the wavy frieze set with three drawers, the angles with foliate clasps, on cabriole legs tapering to scrolled sabots
67¾ in. (172 cm.) high; 48½ in. (123.2 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep
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Another example of this model dressing-table sold Sotheby's New York, 21 November 2002, lot 249 ($19,120).
For a note on Linke, please see lot 316.
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