François Linke (1855-1946)
A fine mahogany & ormolu mounted display cabinet of Louis XVI inspiration, firmly attributed to François Linke. The stepped top with central three quarter pierced gallery above a moulded frieze with gilt bronze motif of scrolling acanthus flanking a basket of flowers, above a bevelled glazed door with Vernis Martin panel to the base. The serpentine galleried glazed sides above mahogany panels, standing on turned tapered legs with toupie feet.
Height 69 1/2” (177cm)
Width 44 1/2” (113cm)
Depth 15 1/4” (39cm)
A version of this cabinet can be seen in the image above from Baguès Freres showrooms in Paris. Linke supplied 98 items to Bagues between 1888 and 1891.