François Linke (1855-1946) The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, by Christopher Payne

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François Linke (1855-1946) The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, by Christopher Payne. Linke is arguably the leading cabinetmaker of the Belle Epoque, the glittering age of fashionable French society, whose influence was felt throughout the world. Christopher Payne's latest book features over 700 superb photographs, drawn from private archives and Linke's own family - all of which are previously unpublished. Published: October 2003 ISBN: 1 85149 440 5

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FRANCOIS LINKE A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top. The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". Rococo Furniture, Sunroom Furniture, Antique French Furniture, Wood Furniture, Empire Furniture, Classic Home Furniture, Style Louis Xv, Teak Table, Bronze

A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon Side-Table fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". Circa: Paris, 1895-1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Description: A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon Side-Table fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". Circa: Paris, 1895-1900. Height: 31 1/2 inches (80 cm) Width: 27 5/8 inches (70.2 cm) Ref.: A1724 - Lot 10935 - SOLD

A Very Fine French Belle Époque Century Louis XV Style Superb Quality Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Bombé Commode with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke and Mâison Millet. Circa: Paris, Note: The ormolu on this pi Rococo Furniture, Antique Furniture For Sale, French Furniture, Classic Furniture, Handmade Furniture, Furniture Styles, Vintage Furniture, Wood Furniture, Furniture Design
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A Very Fine French Belle Époque 19th/20th Century Louis XV Style Superb Quality Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Bombé Commode with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke and Mâison Millet. Unsigned. Circa: Paris, 1900. Note: The ormolu on this piece is stamped both "FL" and "EM" on the reverse. We believe that this commode was most llikely commissioned to Linke by Mâison Millet. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906. Mâison Millet was established by Théodore Millet in 1853, and operated until 1902 from premises at 11, Rue Jacques-Coeur, Paris before relocating to 23, Boulevard Beaumarchais. Mâison Millet was a highly regarded furniture firm that was described as producing 'meuble et bronze d'art, genre ancien et moderne.' The company won several awards in the series of exhibitions in London and Paris, such as the gold medal in the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle, a Grand Prix in 1900 and three further diplomes d'honneur and four médailles d'or for the furniture they produced. The firm specialized in the Louis XV and XVI styles, though they were acclaimed by their contemporaries for working in their own modern style. In March 1902, the firm was authorized by the Palais de Versailles to replicate Marie-Antoinette's celebrated Grand cabinet à bijoux. An auction was held in 1906 clearing the remaining stock and the firm finally ceased trading in 1918. Mâison Millet was an active client of François Linke.

Description: A Very Fine French Belle Époque 19th/20th Century Louis XV Style Superb Quality Ormolu Mounted Kingwood Bombé Commode with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke and Mâison Millet. Unsigned. Circa: Paris, 1900. Note: The ormolu on this piece is stamped both "FL" and "EM" on the reverse. We believe that this commode was most llikely commissioned to Linke by Mâison Millet. Height: 37 inches (94 cm) Width: 54 inches (137 cm) Depth: 23 ½ inches (59.5 cm) Ref…

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A Very Fine French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Plum Pudding Mahogany Veneer, Mahogany and Vernis Martin Decorated Vitrine à Deux Corps, probably by François Linke (1855-1946). The lower structure fitted with finely chased gilt-bronze mounts with female masks, musical instruments, floral drapes, bows and acanthus, centered with a frieze drawer and a cupboard door with three painted panels. The center front painted panel with a Romantic courting park setting scene amongst sheep and a sculpture fountain of Putti; the side panels both with parks scenes of a resting lion sculpture and fountain flanked by grassing sheep. The lower cabinet interior with three drawers, the upper vitrine case with two glass shelves, a bowed beveled front door and sides, crowned with a fine gilt-bronze wreath mount with ribbons, all raised on four cabriolet legs with cast lion paw mounts. Unsigned. Circa: Paris, 1890-1900. The style of this cabinet is closely related to those produced in the Paris furniture making trade in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine in the 1880's and as such, without a signature or identifying mark, is unattributable. However, there are similarities with the firm Raoux et Brunet, some of whose mounts were designed by Léon Messagé and later used by François Linke. Indeed many of the mounts on this cabinet, whilst not exclusive to him, are very similar to the work produced in his early years in Paris in the 1880's. At this time Linke was making furniture to order for larger makers such as Krieger or retail outlets such as Bon Marché and as such he did not sign or mark his furniture in any way. It is thus quite possible that this vitrine is an early piece by Linke but a firm attribution cannot be made without documentation becoming available.

Description: A Very Fine French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Plum Pudding Mahogany Veneer, Mahogany and Vernis Martin Decorated Vitrine à Deux Corps, probably by François Linke (1855-1946). The lower structure fitted with finely chased gilt-bronze mounts with female masks, musical instruments, floral drapes, bows and acanthus, centered with a frieze drawer and a cupboard door with three painted panels. The center front painted panel with a Romantic courting park setting scene…

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A Very Fine and Impressive Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Tulipwood Floral Marquetry Two-Drawer Bombé Commodes Attributed to FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top. Unsigned and unmarked. Circa: Paris, 1890. François Linke (d. 1946) was awarded the gold medal for his Grand Bureau at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. He was the most celebrated Ébéniste of his time. Born in Bohemia in 1855, he moved to Paris in 1881. He produced furniture of the highest quality at his workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, and established showrooms at 26, Place Vendme. Some of Linke's early productions were neither signed or stamped.

Description: A Very Fine and Impressive Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Tulipwood Floral Marquetry Two-Drawer Bombé Commodes Attributed to FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top. (Unsigned and unmarked). Circa: Paris, 1890 Height: 35 3/4 inches (90.8 cm) Width: 56 inches (142.3 cm) Depth: 23 1/2 inches (59.7 cm) Ref.: A1574 François Linke (d. 1946) was awarded the gold medal…

A Very Fine French Early Century Empire Style Ormolu and Figural Patinated Bronze Mounted Amboyna and Veined Verde d'Alps Marble top "Gueridon" Attibuted to François Linke Index Number Paris, After the Palais Fontainebleau Model tha French Furniture, Classic Furniture, Antique Furniture, Furniture Design, Empire Style, Cabinet Makers, Wood Bridge, Marble Top, Belle Epoque

A Very Fine French Early 20th Century Empire Style Ormolu and Figural Patinated Bronze Mounted Amboyna and Veined Verde d'Alps Marble top "Gueridon" Attibuted to François Linke (1855-1946), Index Number 1390, Paris, After the Palais Fontainebleau Model that Adam Weisweiler (c.1750 -After 1810) and Pierre-Philippe Thomire (b. 1751 Paris, d. 1843 Paris) delivered to the Palais de Fontainebleau in 1810 (see J. P. Samoyault, Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 2004, p. 248, no. 176). The circular top within a palmette rim, above four winged mermaid monopodoiae, on a shaped base centered with a gilt-bronze mounted urn. Circa: Paris, 1910. Another example of this model table is currently on display in the lobby of the Hôtel de Paris in Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco. Literature: C. Payne, François Linke, 1855-1946 - The Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Woodbridge, 2003, p. 208, pl. 228. Linke acquired a model of the table at the vente Millet held 7-9 June 1905 (lot 655). Two years later, he produced his first copy, listed as index number 1390, but with a Samson porcelain urn imitating porphyry instead of marble like the present item. The model proved popular and Christopher Payne records that Linke made a total of at least eight such tables. Another table, but with the Samson porcelain urn and Amboyna inlaid top was sold at Christie's New York on April 11, 2007, Sale 1818, Lot 62 for $57,600. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906

Description: A Very Fine French Early 20th Century Empire Style Ormolu and Figural Patinated Bronze Mounted Amboyna and Veined Verde d'Alps Marble top "Gueridon" Attibuted to François Linke (1855-1946), Index Number 1390, Paris, After the Palais Fontainebleau Model that Adam Weisweiler (c.1750 -After 1810) and Pierre-Philippe Thomire (b. 1751 Paris, d. 1843 Paris) delivered to the Palais de Fontainebleau in 1810 (see J. P. Samoyault, Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 2004, p…

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Jan's & Company is proud to offer our new line of fine reproductions of original rosewood and gilt-bronze mounted dining armchairs after an original model by François Linke.

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A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon Side-Table fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top, attributed to François Linke The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". French Furniture, Table Furniture, Antique Furniture, Baccarat Chandelier, Dining Room Suites, European Paintings, Cabinet Makers, Design Styles, Belle Epoque
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A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon Side-Table fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". Circa: Paris, 1895-1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Description: A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Figural Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Guèridon Side-Table fitted with a mottled white and rouge marble-inset top, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The ormolu signed: F. Linke and stamped on the back "FL". Circa: Paris, 1895-1900. Height: 31 1/2 inches (80 cm) Width: 27 5/8 inches (70.2 cm) Ref.: A1724 - Lot 10935 - SOLD

A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Ormolu and Jasperware-Mounted Mahogany Single Door Vitrine, Attributed to François Linke The two upper front corners surmounted with ormolu figures of females and centered with an ormolu allegrical floral arra French Furniture, Fine Furniture, Baccarat Chandelier, Dining Room Suites, European Decor, European Paintings, Painted Chairs, Single Doors, Wedgwood
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A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Ormolu and Jasperware-Mounted Mahogany Single Door Vitrine, Attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The two upper front corners surmounted with ormolu figures of females and centered with an ormolu allegrical floral arrangement with crowns and ribbons. The door surmounted with an oval Neoclassical Jasperware plaque, probably Wedgwood, of a maiden with cherubs, depicting Love, within a ribbon tied ormolu frame. Fitted with a variegated marble top and raised on four cabriolet legs. Two interior glass shelves. Circa: Paris, 1900. François Linke (1855-1946): Considered the finest French cabinet maker of the late 19th and early 20th century. By 1875, Linke who was born in Pankraz Bohemia, had arrived in Paris and established an independent workshop. His early works were mainly copies of important eighteenth century models. Linke received major attention at the Paris Exposition Universelle when he presented his totally new style, of Rococo with the addition of the new ‘art nouveau’ fluidity. He was awarded the gold medal for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. Linke also exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Liege in Belgium, and the Franco-British exhibition in London in 1908. His work has long been admired for its exceptional quality and innovative interpretation of the Louis XV and Art Nouveau styles. Stamp: Engraved signature: “F.Linke”, “FL” , “LINKE”.“F.Linke”, “FL” , “LINKE”. Some of Linke's early works were neither signed or stamped.

Description: A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Ormolu and Jasperware-Mounted Mahogany Single Door Vitrine, Attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The two upper front corners surmounted with ormolu figures of females and centered with an ormolu allegrical floral arrangement with crowns and ribbons. The door surmounted with an oval Neoclassical Jasperware plaque, probably Wedgwood, of a maiden with cherubs, depicting Love, within a ribbon tied ormolu frame. Fitted with a variegated marble…

A Very Fine and Rare French Century Louis XV Style Figural Mahogany, Paris Porcelain and Ormolu Mounted Floor Oil-Lamp, centered with an oval oil on canvas painting "A Courting Scene" after François Boucher the circular base stamped 'FL" by François Linke French Furniture, Antique Furniture, Oil Lamps, Belle Epoque, Bookcases, Floral Motif, Oil On Canvas, Porcelain, Scene
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A Very Fine and Rare French 19th/20th Century Louis XV Style Figural Mahogany, Paris Porcelain and Ormolu Mounted Floor Oil-Lamp, centered with an oval oil on canvas painting "A Courting Scene" after François Boucher (1703-1770), the circular base stamped 'FL" by François Linke (1855-1946), the Torchère-like slender mahogany pole below a floral decorated porcelain urn with ormolu mounts of ram heads and floral motifs, all with very finely chased ormolu mounts. (Now Electrified) Circa: Paris, 1900

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A Very Fine French Century Louis XV Style Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Set of Fourteen Dining Chairs (Twelve chairs and two armchairs Attributed to François Linke. Chair Height, Indoor Outdoor Furniture, Beautiful Dining Rooms, Cabinet Makers, French Furniture, Louis Xvi, Belle Epoque, Armchairs, Dining Chairs
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A Fine Set of Fourteen French 19th-20th Century Belle Époque Louis XV Style Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Dining Chairs, comprising of twelve chairs and two armchairs, all with cane* backs and seats and padded flat pillows, with floral and banded gilt-bronze mounts. The frames stamped "FL", attributed to François Linke. Circa: Paris, 1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Description: A Fine Set of Fourteen French 19th-20th Century Belle Époque Louis XV Style Mahogany and Ormolu Mounted Dining Chairs, comprising of twelve chairs and two armchairs, all with cane* backs and seats and padded flat pillows, with floral and banded gilt-bronze mounts. The frames stamped "FL", attributed to François Linke. Circa: Paris, 1900. *: The cane seats on the chairs need repair or replacement as well as the cane backs on two chairs. Fabric on pads are worn. They will benefit…

A Very Fine French Louis XV Style Century Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Single-Door Vitrine, attributed to François Linke. The rectangular case of bow-front outline with concave angles fitted with a marble top and enclosed by a glazed panel door w French Furniture, Antique Furniture, Baccarat Chandelier, Dining Room Suites, European Paintings, Single Doors, Concave, Panel Doors
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A Very Fine French Louis XV Style 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Single-Door Vitrine, attributed to François Linke. The rectangular case of bow-front outline with concave angles fitted with a marble top and enclosed by a glazed panel door within glazed paneled sides with foliate and C-scroll encadrements with two glass shelves, raised on slender cabriolet legs headed by foliate chutes trailing to sabots. Stamped "FL" on the top carcass. Circa: Paris, 1900. François Linke (1855-1946) is considered the finest French cabinet maker of the late 19th and early 20th century. By 1875, Linke who was born in Pankraz Bohemia, had arrived in Paris and established an independent workshop. His early works were mainly copies of important eighteenth century models. Linke received major attention at the Paris Exposition Universelle when he presented his totally new style, of Rococo with the addition of the new ‘art nouveau’ fluidity. He was awarded the gold medal for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. Linke also exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Liege in Belgium, and the Franco-British exhibition in London in 1908. His work has long been admired for its exceptional quality and innovative interpretation of the Louis XV and Art Nouveau styles. Stamp: Engraved signature: “F.Linke”, “FL” , “LINKE”.“F.Linke”, “FL” , “LINKE”.

Description: A Very Fine French Louis XV Style 19th/20th Century Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Single-Door Vitrine, attributed to François Linke. The rectangular case of bow-front outline with concave angles fitted with a marble top and enclosed by a glazed panel door within glazed paneled sides with foliate and C-scroll encadrements with two glass shelves, raised on slender cabriolet legs headed by foliate chutes trailing to sabots. Stamped "FL" on the top carcass. Circa: Paris, 1900…

A Very Fine Pair of French Century Gilt-Bronze (Ormolu) Mounted, Mahogany and Tulipwood Parquetry Round Gueridon (Side) Tables with Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke The inset round brocatelle d'Espagne marble top above a loze French Furniture, Table Furniture, Furniture Making, Parquetry, Oval Table, Second Empire, Rococo Style, Cabinet Makers, Marble Top
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A Very Fine Pair of French 19th-20th Century Gilt-Bronze (Ormolu) Mounted, Mahogany and Tulipwood Parquetry Round Gueridon (Side) Tables with Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The inset round brocatelle d'Espagne marble top above a lozenge parquetry frieze with foliate mounts, with a drawer to one side and raised on four cabriolet legs headed by clasps and joined by an 'X'-shaped stretcher centered by a foliate finial, on scroll sabots. (Unsigned). Circa: Paris, 1890-1900.

A Very Fine Pair of French 19th-20th Century Gilt-Bronze (Ormolu) Mounted, Mahogany and Tulipwood Parquetry Round Gueridon (Side) Tables with Marble Top, Attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). (Unsigned). Circa: Paris, 1890-1900.

A Very Fine and Impressive Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Tulipwood Floral Marquetry Two-Drawer Bombé Commodes Attributed to FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top. Unsigned and unmarked. Circa: Paris, 1890. François Linke (d. 1946) was awarded the gold medal for his Grand Bureau at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. He was the most celebrated Ébéniste of his ti... Baccarat Chandelier, Dining Room Suites, European Paintings, Marquetry, French Furniture, Fine Porcelain, Marble Top, Belle Epoque, French Antiques
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A Very Fine and Impressive Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Tulipwood Floral Marquetry Two-Drawer Bombé Commodes Attributed to FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top. Unsigned and unmarked. Circa: Paris, 1890. François Linke (d. 1946) was awarded the gold medal for his Grand Bureau at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. He was the most celebrated Ébéniste of his time. Born in Bohemia in 1855, he moved to Paris in 1881. He produced furniture of the highest quality at his workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg-Saint-Antoine, and established showrooms at 26, Place Vendme. Some of Linke's early productions were neither signed or stamped.

Description: A Very Fine and Impressive Pair of French 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Tulipwood Floral Marquetry Two-Drawer Bombé Commodes Attributed to FRANÇOIS LINKE, INDEX NUMBER 1810, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY with a Brêche d'Alep Marble Top. (Unsigned and unmarked). Circa: Paris, 1890 Height: 35 3/4 inches (90.8 cm) Width: 56 inches (142.3 cm) Depth: 23 1/2 inches (59.7 cm) Ref.: A1574 François Linke (d. 1946) was awarded the gold medal…

A Very Fine French Century Louis XV Style Oval Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany, Walnut and Satinwood Veneered Parquetry Occasional Center Table fitted with a frieze drawer, attributed to François Linke Circa: Paris, 1900 French Furniture, Table Furniture, Classic Furniture, Luxury Furniture, Antique Furniture, Table Centers, Center Table, Yellow Marble, Door Displays
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A Very Fine French 19th/20th Century Louis XV Style Oval Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany, Walnut and Satinwood Veneered Parquetry Occasional Center Table fitted with a frieze drawer, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The top with a diamond-shaped parquetry design within a banded gilt-bronze rim, the frieze surmounted all around with allegorical masks of maidens, playful Putti, cornucopias, rams, musical instruments, ribbons, acanthus and vines, each leg with ram-heads mound and gilt-bronze sabots. (Unsigned/unmarked). Circa: Paris, 1895-1910. François Linke (1855-1946): Considered the finest French cabinet maker of the late 19th and early 20th century. By 1875, Linke who was born in Pankraz Bohemia, had arrived in Paris and established an independent workshop. His early works were mainly copies of important eighteenth century models. Linke received major attention at the Paris Exposition Universelle when he presented his totally new style, of Rococo with the addition of the new ‘art nouveau’ fluidity. He was awarded the gold medal for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. Linke also exhibited at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Liege in Belgium, and the Franco-British exhibition in London in 1908. His work has long been admired for its exceptional quality and innovative interpretation of the Louis XV and Art Nouveau styles.

Description: A Very Fine French 19th/20th Century Louis XV Style Oval Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany, Walnut and Satinwood Veneered Parquetry Occasional Center Table fitted with a frieze drawer, attributed to François Linke (1855-1946). The top with a diamond-shaped parquetry design within a banded gilt-bronze rim, the frieze surmounted all around with allegorical masks of maidens, playful Putti, cornucopias, rams, musical instruments, ribbons, acanthus and vines, each leg with ram-heads mound…

A Superb Quality French Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke fitted to the front with a beveled glass door openin Single Doors, Cabinet Makers, French Furniture, Throughout The World, Beveled Glass, Glass Shelves, Belle Epoque, Glass Door, Decoration
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A Superb Quality French 19th-20th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke (1855-1946), fitted to the front with a beveled glass door opening to an oak interior lined in a red fabric with two glass shelves. Signed: F. Linke to mount centering the apron. Circa: Paris, 1900's. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Description: A Superb Quality French 19th-20th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke (1855-1946), fitted to the front with a beveled glass door opening to an oak interior lined in a red fabric with two glass shelves. Signed: F. Linke to mount centering the apron. Circa: Paris, 1900's. Height: 103 1/2 inches (261.5 cm) Width: 46 1/2 inches (118 cm) Depth: 26 inches (66 cm)…

A Superb Quality French Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke fitted to the front with a beveled glass door openin Door Opener, Single Doors, Cabinet Makers, French Furniture, Beveled Glass, Belle Epoque, Glass Door, Craftsman, Palace
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A Superb Quality French 19th-20th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke (1855-1946), fitted to the front with a beveled glass door opening to an oak interior lined in a red fabric with two glass shelves. Signed: F. Linke to mount centering the apron. Circa: Paris, 1900's. François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Description: A Superb Quality French 19th-20th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood, Satinwood and Satine Single Door Figural Vitrine by renown master craftsman and cabinet maker François Linke (1855-1946), fitted to the front with a beveled glass door opening to an oak interior lined in a red fabric with two glass shelves. Signed: F. Linke to mount centering the apron. Circa: Paris, 1900's. Height: 103 1/2 inches (261.5 cm) Width: 46 1/2 inches (118 cm) Depth: 26 inches (66 cm)…