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

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An Important Exhibition Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table After a Model by Adam Weisweiller by François Linke with a Yellow Veined Breccia 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]. 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.
Payne, Christopher: ‘François Linke, 1855 - 1946, The Belle Epoque of French Furniture’, 2003; pp. 125-126, pl. 137, pl. 139.
Dimensions
Height 75.00 cm (29.53 inches)
Width 79.00 cm (31.10 inches)
Depth 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
Stock Code
B71821
Medium
Kingwood, Gilt-Bronze
Signed/Inscribed
The gilt-bronze rim signed 'Linke' and stamped 'FL' & '4258'. The legs stamped 'FL', '2191' & '089'.
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