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Exquisite French Vernis Martin Vitrine/Display Cabinet by Francois Linke

REF: LA471765
£9,000
€10,513
$11,321
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Description
Exquisite French Vernis Martin Vitrine/Display Cabinet by François Linke - Ormolu Mounts, Signed Panels, and Marble Top Stunning Antique French Vernis Martin vitrine, a masterpiece by the renowned François Linke. Standing gracefully on cabriole legs adorned with floral ormolu mounts and delicate ormolu hoof feet, this display cabinet is a harmonious blend of artistry and craftsmanship. The cabriole legs are intricately decorated with floral ormolu mounts, showcasing a delicate touch of gilt bronze that adds an extra layer of sophistication. The lower sections of the vitrine feature exquisite Vernis Martin panels, displaying scenes of couples, cherubs, and animals in picturesque landscapes. panel is signed 'V. Gossens', a mark of its exceptional craftsmanship. The vitrine contains two shelves made of glass, offering a perfect display for your cherished items. The lockable door with glazed sides allow for both visibility and protection. The top of the vitrine boast friezes mounted with ormolu bands, featuring leafy, fruiting scrolled foliage within twisted ribbon frames—a testament to the meticulous detailing of this piece. Stamped 'Ct Linke/Serrurerie/Paris' on the lock, this vitrine carries the prestigious provenance of François Linke, a celebrated cabinetmaker known for his exceptional craftsmanship in the 19th Century Crowned with a magnificent breche d'alep marble top, the vitrine exudes luxury and refinement, completing its regal aesthetic. Dimensions - Height 142cm x Width 70cm x Depth 39cm François Linke was a renowned French cabinetmaker known for his exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite furniture designs. He lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and left a lasting legacy in the world of decorative arts François Linke was born on June 10, 1855, in Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. He later moved to France, where he established his career. Linke founded his own furniture workshop in Paris in 1881. His workshop quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the finest furniture in the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau styles. Linke was known for his intricate and opulent designs, often featuring elaborate ormolu (gilded bronze) mounts, exquisite marquetry, and innovative mechanical features. His work was strongly influenced by the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI, as well as the artistic and architectural trends of his time. Linke's exceptional craftsmanship attracted the attention of European royalty and nobility. He received commissions from prestigious clients, including King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and King Alfonso XII of Spain. Linke's work was featured in several international exhibitions, including the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, where he was awarded a gold medal. He also received recognition at the 1902 Turin International Exhibition. François Linke's furniture pieces are highly regarded for their quality, artistry, and attention to detail. François Linke's work has had a lasting impact on the world of furniture design, and his pieces are considered some of the finest examples of French decorative arts. His legacy lives on through the appreciation of collectors and connoisseurs who value the beauty and craftsmanship of his creations.
measurements
Height:
142 cm
Width:
70 cm
Depth:
39 cm
declaration
Hawkins Antiques has clarified that the Exquisite French Vernis Martin Vitrine/Display Cabinet by Francois Linke (LA471765) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1890
condition
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location
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