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    AN IMPORTANT FRANÇOIS LINKE LOUIS XV-STYLE KINGWOOD, PARQUETRY AND GILT BRONZE CENTER TABLE
    François Linke (French, 1855-1946), Paris, France, circa 1890
    Marks: LINKE
    30 x 43-3/4 x 27 inches (76.2 x 111.1 x 68.6 cm)

    The single drawer serpentine-form center table with cube parquetry inlaid top with scrolling gilt bronze mounts above a frieze set with foliate floral mounts, fitted with one long drawer with gilt bronze detail, raised on cabriole legs with trailing floral bouquet gilt bronze mounts terminating in rocaille sabots.

    Referenced in the François Linke Day Books as Index No. 168 and titled Bijouterie Fenwick Louis XV ceintures galbee marqueterie violette sur fond satine, this model was originally designed as a glass topped vitrine table. However, it appears that it was almost immediately offered with the option of a cube parquetry inlaid top. An example of the glass topped table with similar corner mounts (chutes à fleurs) is illustrated in Christopher Payne, François Linke (1855-1946); The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Antique Collector's Club, Ltd, 2003, page 165 (plate 178). Linke also offered the table with caryatid mounts (chutes à caryatids), an example of which is illustrated in Payne, op cit, page 165, (plage 179).

    A similar example, but with caryatid chutes, is visible in the study of King Fuad I of Egypt's Palace Ras al-Tin in Alexandria, furnished by Linke in the 1920s and illustrated in Payne, op cit, page 273 (plate 288)




    Estimate: $70,000 - $100,000.

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