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A stately petite French Louis XV style bombe shaped ormolu-mounted sans traverse veneer inlaid Vitrine Stand after the model by François Linke late 19th century, Sans Traverse quarter palisander veneer inlai, marble topped and adorned with intricate foliate ormolu mounts, Brass bands, built with scalloped shaped Aprons and built in drawer with a glazed door, sides and glazed shelf, with a fine foliate ormolu keyhole escutcheon; upholstered with capitoné tufted style silk fabric background and raised on cabriole splayed legs.

A French late 19th Century Louis XV style ormolu-mounted and veneer inlaid Vitrine Pedestal inspired of the model by François Linke

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A stately petite French late 19th Century Louis XV style ormolu-mounted and sans traverse veneer inlaid Bombé shaped Vitrine Stand after the model by François Linke

  • Sans traverse quarter palisander veneer inlaid
  • Intricate richly chiseled foliate ormolu mounts
  • Marble topped
  • Brass bands
  • Scalloped apron
  • Built in drawer
  • Bombé glazed door, glazed sides and glazed shelf
  • Foliate ormolu keyhole escutcheon
  • Capitoné (tufted) style silk fabric upholstered background
  • Cabriole splayed legs
  • Ref#ST-1623

    H:113 x W:45 x D:27cm

    Louis XV Style | François Linke

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    François Linke

    Francois Linke (1855-1946) was arguably the leading Parisian cabinetmaker of the Belle Epoque the glittering age of fashionable French society, whose influence was felt throughout the world.

    Determined to outshine the competition at the Exhibition, Linke had set about creating the most ambitious pieces he could envisage, and more extravagant than had ever been displayed before. The items he exhibited marked a transition from the historicist interpretation of Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, an interpretation that was the mainstay of his nearest rivals, to something startlingly new and vital in its immediacy. Together with Leon Message he developed a new style for the 1900 Exhibition that paid homage to the Louis XV rococo in the fluidity of its approach, but an approach fused with the lively flowing lines of the contemporary and progressive 'art nouveau'.

    This risky endeavour was a resounding success, and with his reputation established, La Maison Linke became the pre-eminent furniture house until outset of the Second World War. The technical brilliance of his work and the artistic change that it represented was never to be repeated. His showrooms expanded into prestigious premises in Paris, in the Place Vendome as well as the Faubourg St. Antoine where his workshop had been established. He embarked on many important commissions in the years up to the outbreak of the First World War, making and designing furniture for leading international industrialists and bankers.

    After the 1914-1918 World War, Linke undertook the extraordinary commission to furnish the Ras al-Tin Palace in Alexandria for King Fuad of Egypt, possibly the largest single furniture commission ever conceived, eclipsing even Versailles. Linke flourished and remained active until the middle years of the 1930s and died in 1946.