A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode
A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

A Fine Louis XVI Style Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode

c. 1890 France

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A Fine Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany and Coromandel Lacquer, Demi-Lune Commode, by François Linke.

This fine commode has a shaped marble top above a gilt-bronze mounted mahogany frame with a central drawer above cupboard doors inset with coromandel panels decorated with palace scenes.

Coromandel lacquer, named after the Coromandel Coast of India through which it passed on its way to European markets, was originally made only in China. The complicated technique involved incising a decorative pattern into the deep lacquer surface and then colouring the incised lacquer areas, creating a relief pattern in reverse. Originally, in oriental lacquer, the cutting of the lacquer surface would reveal coloured layers of lacquer beneath, depending on the depth of the incision.

In Europe this type of carving was originally called Bantam work, rather than Coromandel, in reference to the Dutch trading post in Java from which lacquer ware of this type was collected for shipment to Europe. Both names are a misnomer, as the majority of this lacquer was sourced from the province of Honan in China.
Dimensions
Height 102.00 cm (40.16 inches)
Width 103.00 cm (40.55 inches)
Depth 45.00 cm (17.72 inches)
Stock Code
B72320
Medium
Gilt-Bronze, Mahogany and Coromandel lacquer
Signed/Inscribed
Signed 'Linke' to the gilt-bronze mounts.
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