An Important Exhibition Louis XVI Style Centre Table
An Important Exhibition Louis XVI Style Centre Table

FRANÇOIS LINKE (1855-1946)

An Important Exhibition Louis XVI Style Centre Table

c. 1910 France

Offered by Adrian Alan


To browse more Art and Antiques click here

To see more from this dealer click here

An Important Exhibition Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table After a Model by Adam Weisweiller by François Linke with a Fleur de Pêcher marble top.

Linke Index No: 114, adapted as Index No. 1301

Linke Title: Table Marie-Antoinette dessus Marbre

The model is closely related to a dressing table by Adam Weisweiler (1744-1820) supplied by him to the marchand mercier Daguerre, in 1784 for Marie-Antoinette's cabinet intérieur at the Château de Saint-Cloud.

Under Archive No. 114, this is an early Linke model, first made circa 1891 [Daybook 4, p. 161]. This table was one that Linke was keen to show, in a variant form, in his display at the 1900 Paris World Fair among his Art Nouveau and Louis XV-inspired creations in collaboration with Léon Messagé. A glass negative in the Linke Archive also shows the table as No. 1301, where it was made only once under this number with a jaspe du Mont Blanc marble. Certain bronze mounts were remodelled for No. 1301, giving it a fluted, gadrooned frieze, whereas this table has a plaque with a frolicking putti flanked by foliage. As archive No. 114, one table with a fleur de pêcher marble top was made in 1911 and two more between 1913 and 1914 with the same marble.
Payne, Christopher: ‘François Linke, 1855 - 1946, The Belle Epoque of French Furniture’, 2003; pp. 125-126, for a discussion in index number 114; and pl. 137 and 139 for the black and white illustration of index no. 114 mounted as a table vitrine with a slight variant to the stretcher.
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 76.00 cm (29.92 inches)
Depth 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Stock Code
Mahogany, Gilt-Bronze, Marble
Signed ‘F Linke’ on right hand front leg and the reverse of the bronze cast with ‘FL’
Adrian Alan

Adrian Alan
66/67 South Audley Street

Contact Details
+44 (0)20-7495 2324
Email Dealer More Contact Details
Opening Hours
View Dealer Location
Member Since 2007
Members of
View Full Details