A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables
A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

A Very Fine And Rare Near Pair Of Louis XV Style Étagère Tables

c. 1900 France

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A Very Fine and Rare Near Pair of Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bois de Violette and Satiné Parquetry Étagère Tables by François Linke.

Each table has a detachable twin handled glass tray top resting on four corner supports finely cast as mermen. The kingwood parquetry lower tier has gilt-bronze carrying handles and a frieze characteristically mounted with a leaf-clasped scallop shell. Each étagère stands on gilt-bronze mounted slender cabriole legs and sabots.

This model of étagère table can be found in Linke's archives as index No. 610. It is a variation on the famous étagère table shown at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. The 1900 Exhibition table employed identical mermen supports and a leaf-clasped scallop shell to the frieze as the present examples, but included a hipped 'X'-form stretcher (see page 122, pl. 138 and pages 143 & 145, in Christopher Payne 'François Linke, 1855-1946, The Belle Époque of French Furniture').

Linke was to produce a number of different variations of this popular tea table exhibiting examples at both the 1902 and 1905 Salon des Industries du Mobilier in Paris. A similar parquetry étagère, with figural rather than foliate chutes was exhibited at St. Louis in 1904 and again at Liege in 1905 (see Christopher Payne pages 94 & 95, pls. 105 and 106 and page 117, pls. 131 & 132).
Payne, Christopher. François Linke 1855-1946; The Belle Époque of French Furniture, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2003; p. 94, pl. 105, p.117, pls 131 & 132, p. 143, p. 170, pl. 184, p. 171, pl. 184, p. 175, pl. 190, p. 182, pl. 197, p. 183, pl. 198, p. 187, pl. 203, p. 494.

Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions, Antique Collectors' club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2006; p. 298 - 300.

Ledoux-Lebard,Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIX siècle, Les Editions de l'Amateur, (Paris); pps 439-43.
Dimensions
Height 93.00 cm (36.61 inches)
Width 92.00 cm (36.22 inches)
Depth 54.00 cm (21.26 inches)
Stock Code
B70192
Medium
gilt-bronze, bois de violette and satine parquetry
Signed/Inscribed
The gilt-bronze mounts signed 'F.Linke'. Linke Index No. 610.
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