A Rare and Important Louis XV Style Side Cabinet
A Rare and Important Louis XV Style Side Cabinet
A Rare and Important Louis XV Style Side Cabinet

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

A Rare and Important Louis XV Style Side Cabinet

c. 1900 France

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A Rare and Important Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Side Cabinet by François Linke.
Linke Index: Variant of 204B
Linke Title: Bahut Louis XV polis et mosaique satine

This important bombe shaped side cabinet or Bahut has a moulded marble top, above a parquetry inlaid drawer mounted with foliate gilt-bronze mounts, and below are two shaped cupboard doors. The cupboard doors are finely inlaid with foliate marquetry and framed by gilt-bronze encadrement and satine borders. The shallow apron is centred by a distinctive gilt bronze acanthus concave scallop-shell or coquille mount, a notable feature of Linke's work, perhaps even more of a guarantee than a signature.

Of particular interest are the sides of the cabinet, which are also of bombe shape, curving in two directions, and inlaid in parquetry. The cabinet is raised on cabriole legs with acanthus clasps.

Payne, Christopher, François Linke, (1855 - 1946), The Belle Époque of French Furniture, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge), 2003.

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge), 2006, pp. 298 - 300.

Ledoux - Lebard, Denise, Les Ébénistes du XIXe Siècle, Editions de L'Amateur (Paris); 1984 pp. 439-43.

'Revue Artistique & Industrielle', (Paris), July-August 1900.

Coral Thomsen, D. (ed), The Paris Exhibition 1900, The Art Journal, 1901 p.341
Height 105.00 cm (41.34 inches)
Width 124.00 cm (48.82 inches)
Depth 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
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Stamped to the reverse of the bronze mounts ‘FL’. The lock stamped ‘CT Linke - PARIS’. French, Circa 1900.
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