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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]. The table was one that Linke was keen to show, in a variant form, on his gold medal winning stand at the 1900 Paris Exhibition. A glass negative in the Linke Archive also shows the table as index 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.
|Height||75.00 cm||(29.53 inches)|
|Width||79.00 cm||(31.10 inches)|
|Depth||52.00 cm||(20.47 inches)|