A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century

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Lot 1175W
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume Benneman
François Linke
fourth quarter 19th century

Sold for US$ 93,750 inc. premium
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume Benneman
François Linke
fourth quarter 19th century
The Rouge Griotte marble top with stepped edge and outset rounded corners above a gilt egg-and-dart banding and three frieze drawers mounted with intricately entwined laurel and foliate vines centering a lion's mask escutcheon above two cabinet doors mounted with floral and fruited vines forming golden mean spirals with trailing floral wisps centering a Wedgwood jasperware plaque depicting Coriolanus with his wife and mother begging him to return to Rome, above a band of swagged festoons raised on palmette banded feet, with two original gilt keys; the case stamped F. LINKE underneath top on each front corner; lock plate signed F. Linke, lockplate stamped on inside C T LINKE, SERRRURERIE PARIS.
height 37in (94cm); width 6in (152cm); depth 24in (61cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Corinthian Studios, Saratoga, California, November 12, 1970

    Note:
    Two original keys accompany this commode, one is identical to the key illustrated in Christopher Payne, page 356, the bow cast with crown and interlaced L, the larger key of shield form bow cast with scrolling acanthus is shown in various sizes.

    The design of the present commode relates closely to that of a pair, adapted by Guillaume Benneman from a model by Joseph Stöckel, supplied to Marie-Antoinette for the Salon des Jeux at Fontainebleau in 1786. Linke's version titled Commode Louis XVI, réduction de commode Marie-Antoinette, is slightly reduced in scale and therefore not an exact replica, but more en hommage

    According to Christopher Payne. Linke's commode number 203 was first made in 1894, with subsequent examples, the last in 1929. Linke make the first versions with Wedgwood plaques, the later examples with central gilt bronze medallions.

    A very similar commode with lion's mask escutcheon and central Wedgwood plaque sold Christie's, 500 years Decorative Arts Europe, September 22, 2011, lot 32
    Another offered Sotheby's, 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture and Ceramics April 15, 2011, lot 327
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A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
A fine Louis XVI style gilt bronze and porcelain mounted mahogany commode a vantaux after Guillaume BennemanFrançois Linkefourth quarter  19th century
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