A Louis XIV style gilt bronze mounted triple vitrine cabinet   attributed to François Linke late 19th/early 20th century
Lot 1251W
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted satinwood vitrine cabinet François Linke late 19th/early 20th century
Sold for US$ 43,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of the Dalseme Family Trust, Southern California
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted satinwood vitrine cabinet
François Linke
late 19th/early 20th century
The rectangular tripartite top with Brèche d'Alep marble over a central panel framed door mounted with a dancing muse playing the tambourine atop an urn enclosed by herms and fruited urns adorsed by glazed and paneled cabinets centered with garland swags, raised on fluted tapered legs ending in leaf cast sabots.
Bearing two signatures F. Linke, the lock plate stamped Ct LINKE / SERRURERIE / PARIS and numbered 421.
height 66 1/4in (168cm); width 57 1/2in (146cm); depth 17in (43cm)

Footnotes

  • The central gilt bronze motif of a Bacchante playing a tambourine was likely inspired by the engravings of Jean-Baptiste Pillement (1728-1808). Here Linke has managed to soften the strict Neoclassicism of the Louis XVI style with motifs borrowed from the master of Rococo and Chinoiserie, to create a work with a distinctly Belle Epoque flavor.

    A nearly identical vitrine by Linke was sold at Bonhams, San Francisco, 31 October 2011, lot 1186 for $43,750.

    For more information about Francois Linke, please see lot 1231.

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