A French late 19th/early 20th century gilt metal mounted mahogany bed attributed to Francois Linke, in the Louis XVI style
Lot 36
A French late 19th/early 20th century gilt metal mounted mahogany bed in the manner of Francois Linke, in the Louis XVI style
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,988) inc. premium
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Lot Details
A French late 19th/early 20th century gilt metal mounted mahogany bed
in the manner of Francois Linke, in the Louis XVI style
the larger bedstead mounted with an interlacing laurel leaf frieze, flanked by patera angles surmounted by flaming finials, above an olive leaf bordered central panel, the smaller end mounted with a drapery garlanded frieze over a demi-lune olive leaf panel with ribbon tied laurel wreath spandrels, above a foliate-issuing rosette mounted panel, both bed ends with stop-fluted columnar supports, terminating in stiff leaf wrapped toupie feet,

Footnotes

  • François Linke (1855-1946) was born in Austria, but moved to Paris where he established his cabinet making business. From around 1882 he traded independently at 170, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, and after 1900, at 26 Place Vendôme. Linke was aided by some of the most skilled Parisian craftsmen, including the sculptor Leon Message, who designed sculptural mounts for him and other pieces on his stands at the major international exhibitions. Linke was awarded a Gold medal and his success acquired wealthy patrons from across the world. He was admired so much in France that he was awarded with the 'Croix de la Légion d'Honneur' in 1906.
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