A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and marquetry cartouche shaped work table
Lot 1310W
A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted marquetry table à ouvrage "coquille"
François Linke, index number 554
circa 1900
Sold for US$ 96,100 inc. premium
Auction Details
A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and marquetry cartouche shaped work table A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood and marquetry cartouche shaped work table
Lot Details
Property of a Manhattan private collection
A Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted marquetry table à ouvrage "coquille"
François Linke, index number 554
circa 1900
Purpleheart, satinwood, holly and fruitwood marquetry, signed Linke on the plateau surround.
height 29 1/2in (74.5cm); width 22in (56cm); depth 13in (33cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Purchased in Paris, circa 1915

    This extraordinary table was originally conceived by Francois Linke (1855-1946) for the Paris Exposition universelle of 1900, which was the event that brought Linke into the international spotlight. This model was very popular, and Linke continued to produced between 1900 and 1939, always lavishing particular care on the quality of the marquetry and bronzes, particularly in the examples produced before 1920. Today, the "coquille" table remains one of the signature pieces of the most celebrated cabinetmaker of the early 20th century.

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