20 - 21 April 2005
A Transitional style ormolu-mounted mahogany vitrine
By François Linke, Paris, Model number 1151, Late 19th/Early 20th Century
The demi-lune-shaped red and grey brecciated marble top above a conforming case wtih bowed cupboard door set with a glazed panel above a relief plaque depicting Venus and Cupid, opening to a mirrored interior with two adjustable glazed shelves, flanked by tapering volute mounts, one inscribed F. Linke above trailing foliage, on foliate hipped cabriole legs, the lock engraved CT LINKE/SERRURERIE/PARIS/1151, the reverse with a metal label for CIA NACIONAL DE MEUBLES/"DESCOTTE"
58¾ in. (149.3 cm.) high; 33¾ in. (85.8 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep
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