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Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880
Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880 - Furniture Style Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880 - Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880 -
Ref : 98634
8 000 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Satinwood, Kingwood, Gilded bronze, "Fleur de pêcher" marble
Dimensions :
H. 29.53 inch | Ø 23.82 inch
Furniture  - Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880 19th century - Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880
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Elegant Gueridon Attributed to F. Linke, France, Circa 1880

Charming gueridon in satinwood and kingwood veneer, decorated with chevron marquetry surrounded by a thread on the belt. Topped with a circular « Fleur de pêcher » marble surrounded by a gilded bronze border, it opens with a drawer on the belt. It rests on four curved feet with foliated hooves and decorated with chutes in the uprights, joined by a stretcher in the shape of an openwork gilded bronze basket.

Biography
François Linke, born in 1855 in Bohemia (Czechoslovakia), worked as a cabinet-maker in Paris from about 1882 until his death in 1946. In 1900, at the apex of his career, he opened a new shop at the famous Parisian place Vendôme. He specialized in Louis XV and Louis XVI style furniture: all pieces were beautifully mounted with gilt-bronze ornaments, and he received numerous commissions. Later Linke decided to collaborate with the well-known sculptor Léon Messagé and integrated new lines and shapes announcing the “Art Nouveau” style. His great success is definitely the 1900 Universal Exhibition where he was awarded the gold medal for his extraordinary kingwood desk, designed by Messagé. At this occasion, the “Revue artistique et industrielle” commented that “Linke’s stand is the biggest show in the history of art furniture”.

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Table & Gueridon