A Pair Of French 19th Century Louis XV. St. Mahogany And Ormolu Side Tables Attributed To François Linke
Item # 8183
A wonderful and high quality pair of French 19th century Louis XV. st. mahogany and ormolu side tables attributed to François Linke. Each side table is raised by elegant cabriole legs with rich fitted foliate ormolu sabots and impressive ormolu chutes leading up each side, to richly chased corner mounts in a satin and burnished finish. Extending along the scalloped shaped apron are fine ormolu filets with a central foliate ormolu mount. The central door opens to reveal one shelf and is decorated with striking foliate ormolu fillets. This is repeated at each side and at the single drawer above, framing the elegant seashell ormolu pull. All below the original Brèche d'Alep mottled edge marble top, that follow the contours of the tables. With all original gilt and warm patina throughout.
François Linke (1855-1946) Renowned 19th Century Parisian Ébéniste. Linke created historical interpretations of Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. He displayed at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900 where he received a gold medal for his exhibition. The Art Journal ‘Revue’ described Linke's style as 'entièrement nouveaux'. His characteristic sculptural gilt mounts reflected the influence of marquetry genius André-Charles Boulle.