29 March 2007
A REGENCE STYLE ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT
AFTER THE MODEL BY CHARLES CRESSENT, BY FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 795, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
The rectangular gilt-tooled leather-inset top with dentilled surround and shell-shaped clasps to the corner, above a frieze with three drawers to the front and three simulated drawers to the back, each with foliate-cast frame and handle, the sides centred by a Bacchic mask, on tapering legs headed by espagnolettes and with acanthus-wrapped paw sabots, the locks stamped CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS and numbered 795
31 in. (79 cm.) high; 69¼ in. (176 cm.) wide; 36 in. (91 cm.) deep
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For a note on François Linke, please see lot 100.
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