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Linke Index Number: 245.
Linke Title: Commode Louis XV à trois tiroirs avec marquetery violette
The original design for this model of commode started out as an early example of the collaboration between Linke and Leon Message, inspired by a smaller commode of similar spirit as shown in Message's personal sketchbook (illus. C. Payne, Linke, pl. 85). However, the Blue Daybook drawing shows the fully developed commode with the distinctive winged foliate handles that Message favoured. It might be assumed that this device is Message's idea of an amusing play on his own family name, the wings being the attributes of Mercury the messenger.
This model of commode was produced in two sizes and in several variations. Besides this parquetry version a bulrush marquetry model and a plain veneered model were offered. The bulrush version is illustrated in: Adrian Alan, Vol V, p.60-61.
Adrian Alan Ltd, ‘Fine English & Continental Furniture & Works of Art’, Vol. V, Cambridge, 2006, p.60 - 61.
|Height||96.00 cm||(37.80 inches)|
|Width||133.00 cm||(52.36 inches)|
|Depth||59.00 cm||(23.23 inches)|