An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner  By François Linke
An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner  By François Linke
An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner  By François Linke
An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner  By François Linke
An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner  By François Linke

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

An Antique Bureau Plat in the Louis XV Manner By François Linke

c. 1890 France

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Of serpentine, kneehole form; constructed in kingwood, and dressed with very fine gilt bronze mounts; rising from cabriole legs dressed with bronze sabots, issuing foliate form mounts conjoining the ‘C’ scroll espagnolettes and the front and rear shaped framework; a central long drawer above the central kneehole, and two flanking deep drawers, all lockable, and dressed with gilt bronze handles; the platform having an outer gilt bronze guard rail, and an inset tooled leather writing surface. Signed by the maker on the guard rail.
French, Circa 1890
Excellent
François Linke

François Linke (1855-1946) is considered to be one of the finest ébénistes and bronziers of the 19th century. He moved from Pankratz, Bohemia where he completed his apprenticeship under the strictest of training, to Paris in 1881, setting up shop in the Place Vendome, and with his workshops in the faubourg Saint Antoine, he quickly attracted a wealthy clientele, appreciative of the excellence of his work. Specialising in the style of the ancien régime and modifying the proportions of the original works to suit the smaller Parisian apartments, he was an exhibitor at the Paris Exposition Universelles of 1878, 1889, and 1900, and at the last, a Gold Medal winner par excellence for his extraordinary Bureau du Rois
Dimensions
Height 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Width 156.00 cm (61.42 inches)
Depth 89.00 cm (35.04 inches)
Stock Code
8573
Medium
Kingwood, gilt bronze, leather
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