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François Linke Furniture

French, 1855-1946

François Linke, the most important French ébéniste of his time. Born in Bohemia in 1855, Linke moved to Paris in 1881 where he established his now-famous workshop and showroom. Linke's superior work spread quickly through France and he soon eclipsed even the finest furniture houses of Paris. Today, Linke is counted among the most important furniture makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his work is dearly coveted by collectors. Linke is celebrated for designing highly innovative furnishings by infusing the Rococo style with the Art Nouveau trends of Paris and this Louis XV style desk exemplifies his highly original style.

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Creator: François Linke
A fine 19th century French marquetry commode by Francois Linke
By François Linke
Located in Dallas, TX
A French gilt -bronze mounted kingwood commode ,circa 1890,by Francois Linke , Paris Index no 245
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Breccia Marble, Bronze

French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Ormolu, marble buffet
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Ormolu, and Breccia Violette marble buffet, signed Francois Linke. This except...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Breccia Marble, Ormolu

A fine late 19th century small Chiffonier by Francois Linke
By François Linke
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine and rare late 19th century French Louis XV marble top and gilt bronze Chiffonier by Francois Linke. Signed Francois Linke in script in the wood and the locks are stamped CT LI...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Breccia Marble, Bronze

A Louis XVI Style Centre Table, By François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Louis XVI Style Patinated and Gilt-Bronze Mounted Centre Table, After The Fontainebleau Model, By François Linke. This fine table has a circular top of burr-thuya wood banded...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

A Near Pair of Vitrine Cabinets, by François Linke, Paris
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Near Pair of Belle Epoque Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Vitrine Cabinets, by François Linke, Paris Each with shaped brêche d’alep marble top. The central doors and flaking glazed p...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Ormolu

A Louis XV Style Marquetry Gueridon, by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Gilt-Bronze and Bois Satiné Gueirdon, By François Linke, Index Number 146. The quarter-veneered top with bois de bout floral marquetry. The shaped frieze set to four sides w...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

19th Century Cylinder Bureau by François Linke in the Louis XV Style
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
A Petit Bureau à Cylindre in the Transitional Manner After the design by Jean-François Oeben By François Linke Index no. 1626 A rare small cylinder bureau, after the celebrated exa...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Fantastic Rare Caned Bronze Ormolu Signed Francoise Linke Pair Side Chairs
By François Linke
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous pair of French Louis XVI style signed Francois Linke Cane back and seated walnut side chairs. They are in good condition with minor signs of age and use but nothin...
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1880s French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Francois Linke Rare Signed Parquetry Inlaid Hinged Side Table With Bronze Mounts
By François Linke
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A parquetry inlaid side table, having a hinged top, opening to reveal a shaped and divided compartment within. The bronze trimmed cartouche formed top with cross banding intertwined ...
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Late 19th Century Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Sofas mohagany and ormolu bronze by LINKE
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very rare sofas in mohagany ,ormolu bronze by F.LINKE louis xvi style . The quality of the bronze is simply top quality . the sofas need to be upholstered
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1880s French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Oversized Francois Linke Signed Louis XIV Kingwood, Mahogany & Ormolu Vitrine
By François Linke
Located in Big Flats, NY
***Ask About Reduced In-House Delivery Rates - Reliable Professional Service & Fully Insured*** Oversized Francois Linke (1855-1946) Signed Parisian Louis XIV vitrine offers kingwood...
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Early 20th Century Louis XIV François Linke Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

19th century French inlaid pedestal after Francoise Linke
By François Linke
Located in Autonomous City Buenos Aires, CABA
Rare and Beautiful 19th century French inlaid pedestal after Francoise Linke around 1900 very good conditions
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI François Linke Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

A Rare Francois Linke Louis XV Style Five-Piece Bedroom Set, Circa 1905
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Rare François Linke 'Suite de Chambre À Coucher', index number 1447 Paris, circa 1905-1906. Comprising of two beds, two bed side tables and a wardrobe. Having acajou and oeil de vermeil cube parquetry, the wardrobe with two shelves and an adjustable shelf-drawer, both bedside tables with fleur de pêcher marble tops and white marble lined interior, Signed F. Linke to the right-hand sides chutes. Dimensions of beds: Height: 63 1/2 in Width 61 in Length 6 ft. 10 1/2 in. (161.5 cm; 155 cm; 209.5 cm) Dimensions of Wardrobe: Height: 99 in Width: 57 1/2 in Depth: 19 1/2 in (251.4 cm; 146 cm; 49.55 cm) Side Tables: Height: 32 in Width: 16 in Depth 16 in (81.2 cm; 40.6 cm; 40.6 cm) Literature: C. Payne, François Linke, p. 445, pl. 526, showing a slight variant of the present pair of double beds in a watercolor interior project from the Linke Archives Notes: Linke title: Lit Louis XV...
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Early 20th Century French François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XVI St. Mahogany, Ormolu Desk, Signed Linke
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Mahogany, Ormolu desk, signed Linke. The three drawer rectangular desk with pullouts on either side is raised by four slender square ...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Francois Linke Louis XV Carved Wood & Marble Top Console
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
FRANCOIS LINKE LOUIS XV CARVED WOOD MARBLE TOP CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1890, By Francois Linke. The table is composed of a veined marble top rais...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau de Dame, by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau de Dame, by François Linke. Signed to the bronze mount ‘F.Linke’. Linke Index Number 1650. This very fine and unusual bureau de dame ha...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Cylinder Bureau, By François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Rare Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Cylinder Bureau. By François Linke, Paris. Index Number 100. France, Circa 1890. The top with three quarter pierced gallery. The cylinder front centred by a gilt-bronze foliate framed oval decorated with floral marquetry and a harp and books representing lyric poetry. Flanked by twin-light gilt-bronze candelabra. The roll-top enclosing an arrangement of four small drawers and five small compartments above a gilt-tooled green leather writing surface. The frieze fronted by a central drawer with spring-loaded secret release and faced with a relief-cast plaque of cloudborne putti representing the arts. The flanking drawers with gilt-bronze acanthus cast handles and fruiting cornucopia...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Mantel clock - pendulum by François Linke in marble and gilded bronze
By François Linke
Located in Saverne, Grand Est
Magnificent composition for this clock in marble and chiselled, gilded and patinated bronze depicting Venus disarming Cupid, who begs the goddess to return him bow and arrow. The whi...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Exceptional 19th Century Kingwood and Ormolu Tray Top Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
A Very Fine Louis XV Style Two-Tier Table à Thé By François Linke. Index no. 610 The serpentine dual-handled upper-tier with removable glazed tray suppo...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Linke Parlor Parquetry Cabinet with Breche Marble Top
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional Louis XVI Style Linke parlor cabinet with impeccable parquetry. The piece is adorned with quality bronze ormolu mounts all around. The color...
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19th Century French Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Signed Francois Linke Bronze Mounted Louis XV Kingwood Vitrine China Cabinet
By François Linke
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
For customers that require professional insured delivery we are proud to have teamed up with a nationwide professional delivery company that will assist with coordinating your delivery needs! They offer a reasonable flat-rate fee for delivery and set up to the ground floor of your home. They deliver to the vast majority of the lower 48 states. They offer a flat rate for most of our items with exclusions for the largest or most complex items such as breakfronts or crystal chandeliers or other items of greater complexity. For those items please ask for a shipping quote prior to purchase as these rates are different from our stated pricing. For those items please ask for a shipping quote prior to purchase. Most deliveries to the East Coast will be 295.00, to the mid-west and Southern mid-west 395.00. To the areas west of Kansas 495.00 and the farthest points to the West coast will be 595.00. Again, some areas we can't cover, however we can deliver to most of the lower 48 states so please inquire to be sure! Delivery times range from as fast as 1-4 weeks for the east coast to 5-9 weeks to the farthest areas of the west coast, sometimes longer and sometimes even shorter. If it is a time sensitive purchase, we may be able to accommodate you for a higher price. It is our goal to please each and every one of our customers with the highest standard of service possible. You must realize and accept that we are shipping antique, vintage and quality used furnishings to your home. We cannot control traffic, weather, and acts of God. There will be times when additional patience will be necessary. This is a fantastic formal china cabinet or vitrine by Francois Linke. The kingwood case and gorgeous bowed glass the has are adorned by beautiful bronze ormolu and fine proportions.The cabinet has signed ormolu...
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Early 1900s French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Wonderful Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Guéridon by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A Wonderful Late 19th Century Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Guéridon By François Linke François Linke – Variant to Index no. 146 The beautiful alabaster fiorito top above the ...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Alabaster, Ormolu, Bronze

Meuble Soleil Commode by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New Orleans, LA
One of only three of its kind, this commode was crafted by the famed and highly celebrated ébéniste François Linke. Blending the stunning marquetry of the Louis XV and XVI styles with the elegance of Art Nouveau, the commode exemplifies Linke's skilled craftsmanship. Inspired by François Alix's iconic "Meuble Soleil" design, Linke's creation showcases his signature genius in every aspect of the commode's construction. The superior quality of the breche marble shelves and top, marquetry and ormolu that form the undulating body of the cabinet serve as a testament to Linke’s unwavering dedication to perfection. The craftsman spared no expense, investing significant time and utilizing only the finest materials to create this work of art. Tens of thousands of hand-wrought chisel marks are visible within the ormolu frieze of scrolling foliage. The breathtaking marquetry landscape on the front is perhaps the commode's greatest feature, depicting a radiant sun bursting from behind trees, elegantly enhanced by Linke's unmistakable signature on the lower right molding and on the inside of the inner cabinets. For Linke, winning the coveted Gold Medal at the 1900 Paris Exhibition Universelle confirmed his already solid reputation as France's leading ébéniste. His work had long been admired for its exceptional quality and unique interpretation of the Louis XV style. Born in Bohemia in 1855, Linke moved to Paris in 1881 where he established his now-famous workshop and showroom. Word of Linke's superior work spread quickly through France, and he soon eclipsed even the finest furniture houses in Paris. Today, Linke is counted among the most important furniture makers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his work is dearly coveted by collectors. As one of the most masterful furniture designers and bronziers of his time, François Alix would only supply designs and bronze pieces to the most skilled of his contemporaries. Linke chose this unique design personally and only produced three versions of this remarkable piece, with the first one crafted in 1910. A similar commode is housed in the Royal Collection Trust...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Ormolu

A Very Special Gilt Bronze Mounted Marquetry “Coquille” Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A Very Special Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Kingwood, Satiné, Holly and Hornbeam Marquetry “Coquille” Table by François Linke François Linke – Index Number 544 The beautifully curved table excellently designed, with a shell top and of a vegetable marquetry, the top flips open to a decorated marquetry landscape scene with a swan on a lake, with three separate compartments and standing on cabriole legs headed by pierced rocaille-cast clasps running to scrolled sabots. Signed F. Linke to the right hand clasp. The same model is pictured on Linkes’ 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle stand (page 123), along with a large full page colored sample of the table on page 137, in “François Linke 1855-1946 The Belle Epoque of French Furniture” By Christopher Payne. Combining traditional Louis XV values with the modern idiom of the Art Nouveau, this table of unusual and innovative design, is a seminal item of Belle Époque furniture...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque François Linke Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Rare Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Desk/Cabinet By François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A Very Rare Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Desk/Cabinet By François Linke François Linke The cartonnier top surmounted by a pierced guilloche acanthus galler...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

A pair of French 19th c mahogany and gilt bronze mounted commodes by F. Linke
By François Linke
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine and rare pair of late 19th century French mahogany and gilt bronze mounted mounted by F. Linke. The locks signed . Original Breche D' Alep marble tops. ( Pictured in the 19th ...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

French 19th C. Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Vernis Martin Cabinet by F. Linke
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Very Fine French 19th century Louis XV Style Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood and Satinwood Parquetry Vernis Martin Decorated Meuble D'Appui Side-Cabinet by François Linke (1855-1946) - Index Number 204 - Paris. The serpentine Griotte de Campan Rouge marble top above a single bombé door painted with a scène of a couple running through the forest flanked by cupids and angels over a waterfall, the interior fitted with one wooden shelf, the front angles each with a scrolling foliate clasp, the bombé sides decorated with square parquetry fields, on cabriole legs and acanthus-cast sabots. The lockplate engraved 'Ct. LINKE - PARIS'. The ormolu cast stamped 'FL' on the back. Circa: Paris, 1890-1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was one of the most celebrated ébénistes of his time. Born in Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke moved to Paris in 1875 and six years later established independent ateliers at 170, rue de Faubourg St. Antoine. As was the practice among contemporaries and noteworthy predecessors, such as Alfred Beurdeley and Henry Dasson, Linke initially produced furniture derived from styles popular during the 18th century ancien régime. By 1900, his worldwide reputation as an individualistic master of high quality furniture was already established. However, with a huge display, placing his extravagant pieces in room settings and winning the Médaille d'Or for his Grand Bureau...
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Early 1900s French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Mahogany & Ormolu Mounted Side Table by Francois Linke
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine French 19th-20th Century Louis XV style Mahogany, Satinwood and Gilt-Bronze (Ormolu) Mounted Side Table by Franc¸ois Linke (1855-1946). The square shaped table fitted with a Bre^che Violette marble top with a gilt bronze trim, the body surmounted on each corner with bronze caryatid mounts of female busts with laced-tied outfits, the a parquetry apron surmounted with acanthus ormolu mounts and a lower parquetry shelf, all raised on four cabriolet legs ending with gilt bronze sabots. Signed on one mount: F. Linke. Circa: Paris, 1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was one of the most celebrated ébénistes of his time. Born in Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke moved to Paris in 1875 and six years later established independent ateliers at 170, rue de Faubourg St. Antoine. As was the practice among contemporaries and noteworthy predecessors, such as Alfred Beurdeley and Henry Dasson, Linke initially produced furniture derived from styles popular during the 18th century ancien régime. By 1900, his worldwide reputation as an individualistic master of high quality furniture was already established. However, with a huge display, placing his extravagant pieces in room settings and winning the Médaille d'Or for his Grand Bureau...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Ormolu, Bronze

Louis XVI Style Cabinet and its Companion Vitrine by F.Linke, France, Circa 1890
By François Linke
Located in PARIS, FR
Exceptional Louis XVI style cabinet and its companion vitrine beautifully mounted with chiseled and gilded bronze. They are surmounted by a rectangular top with an egg-and-dart molded edge, above a frieze centered by a laurel-festooned Bacchic mask and scrolling acanthus. The vitrine and the cabinet open by one door ; the paneled door of the cabinet centered by a ribbon-suspended lyre and foliate pendant. Both have the angles adorned with tapering female caryatids, above a guilloche. They rest on tapering fluted quiver-form legs joined by a pierced stretcher, surmounted by a flowery urn, and ending on toupie feet. Related work : Cabinet and vitrine listed under index 684 of Linke’s photographic archives (see photo attached). View of a room of the private collector Elias Meyer’s Mansion, in 16 Grosvenor Square, London, taken in 1909 and reproduced and commented in François Linke (1855-1946), The Belle Epoque of French Furnitures, Ch. Payne, p.247) showing the cabinet and the showcase in situ. (see photo attached). View of the cabinet in situ in the Queen’s bedroom in the Palace Ras al-Tin, in Alexandria, after being bought by King of Egypt Fouad on March 1927. Reproduced and commented in François Linke (1855-1946), The Belle Epoque of French Furnitures, Ch. Payne, p.278. (see photo attached). 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...
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1890s French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

French Louis XV Style Ormolu & Parquetry Guéridon End Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A Fine French 19th-20th Century Louis XVI Style Mahogany, Tulipwood and Gilt-Bronze (Ormolu) Mounted Belle Époque Guéridon Circular Side-Table with a Parquetry Top, by François Linke (1855-1946). The single-drawer end table inset with a symmetrical parquetry top an ormolu frieze, the apron with bow-tied swagged floral wreaths, the corners with fruit and acorns ormolu mounts, raised on four tapered legs topped with chased rings and inset spigots, all raised on bell-shaped sabots. Signed on top trim: F. Linke. Circa: Paris, 1890-1900. François Linke (1855-1946) was one of the most celebrated ébénistes of his time. Born in Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke moved to Paris in 1875 and six years later established independent ateliers at 170, rue de Faubourg St. Antoine. As was the practice among contemporaries and noteworthy predecessors, such as Alfred Beurdeley and Henry Dasson, Linke initially produced furniture derived from styles popular during the 18th century ancien régime. By 1900, his worldwide reputation as an individualistic master of high quality furniture was already established. However, with a huge display, placing his extravagant pieces in room settings and winning the Médaille d'Or for his Grand Bureau...
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Early 1900s French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Fine Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Tall Cabinet by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A fine Late 19th century Gilt Bronze Mounted Transitional Style Tall Cabinet By François Linke François Linke The marble top above two long doors, the front and sides quarter veneered. The top centered with a gilt bronze mask of Bacchus, the legs mounted with faces of a bearded man with head wear. The doors opening to shelves. Signed F. Linke to the top right clasp, stamped FL to the underside of some of the bronze mounts, the lock stamped CT LINKE / SERRURERIE. Linke was born in Pankraz in Bohemia and was celebrated by the French as one of the greatest ébénistes of meubles de style at the turn of the century. He began his apprenticeship with a Bohemian master at the age of thirteen. Four years later, he toured Austria, settling and working in Vienna for two years. Linke arrived in Paris in 1875, and by 1881 he had established his own small workshop at 170 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine. Taking 18th century styles as his starting point and adapting earlier styles to contemporary taste, Linke produced fine quality furniture, steadily expanding his business during the next 20 years. He firmly established his reputation after receiving a Gold Medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900 for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. He continued to use international fairs as a means of exploring new markets, exhibiting at the 1904 World’s Fair...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Rare Late 19th Century Inlaid Marquetry Center Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A rare and fantastic quality late 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted inlaid marquetry and parquetry center table By Franc¸ois Linke. Franc¸ois Linke. The crossbanded oval top with central parquetry panel surrounded by floral and ribbon tie marquetry, above frieze with four drawers, bronze mounted tapering legs joined by a bronze mounted stretcher. Signed F. Linke to the top corner of one leg Back of lock stamped Ct. Linke and the number 402. Linke was born in Pankraz in Bohemia and was celebrated by the French as one of the greatest ébénistes of meubles de style at the turn of the century. He began his apprenticeship with a Bohemian master at the age of thirteen. Four years later, he toured Austria, settling and working in Vienna for two years. Linke arrived in Paris in 1875, and by 1881 he had established his own small workshop at 170 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine. Taking 18th century styles as his starting point and adapting earlier styles to contemporary taste, Linke produced fine quality furniture, steadily expanding his business during the next 20 years. He firmly established his reputation after receiving a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900 for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. He continued to use international fairs as a means of exploring new markets, exhibiting at the 1904 World’s Fair...
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Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze, Ormolu

Tea Table Model "Mesage" by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"MESAGE" model tea table by François Linke (1855-1946). The upper tier is oval with handles and a removable glass tray supported by four cherubic tritons. The lower level has parque...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bois Satiné and Kingwood Side Table
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bois Satiné and Kingwood Side Table, Circa 1900 with a brilliantly detailed veneer, showcasing three shades of wood in contrasting browns, cratin...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Rare Centre Table with a Campan Rubané Marble Top by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
An important and rare gilt-bronze, mahogany and Bois Satiné centre table, with campan rubané marble top. By François Linke. Linke index number 1103. The g...
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19th Century French Belle Époque Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Ormolu

19th Century French Louis XVI Style Cabinet Signed Linke with Ormolu Mounts
By François Linke
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Dimensions- H: 84 1/4in W: 58 3/4in D: 18 1/4 inches This 19th century French Louis XVI Style cabinet signed Linke With Ormolu Mounts i...
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Early 1900s French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze, Ormolu

Palatial Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Vitrine by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A palatial and superb early 20th century gilt bronze Mounted Louis XVI style Mahogany Vitrine by François Linke François Linke The arched top with scrolled corners and centered by a laurel wreath and crossed acanthus branches, above a central large door at top by a lyre on drapery-covered plinth, flanked by scrolling acanthus, with a smaller door to each side hung with floral swags and with central oval plate, the divides cast with a slender flower-filled vase, the interior with adjustable shelves and drawers to the bottom, on shaped foliate-cast plinth and acanthus-capped tapering feet. Inscribed F. Linke to the top right bronze mount and stamped “C LINKE” on the back of the locks. Linke was born in Pankraz in Bohemia and was celebrated by the French as one of the greatest ébénistes of meubles de style at the turn of the century. He began his apprenticeship with a Bohemian master at the age of thirteen. Four years later, he toured Austria, settling and working in Vienna for two years. Linke arrived in Paris in 1875, and by 1881 he had established his own small workshop at 170 rue du Faubourg St. Antoine. Taking 18th century styles as his starting point and adapting earlier styles to contemporary taste, Linke produced fine quality furniture, steadily expanding his business during the next 20 years. He firmly established his reputation after receiving a gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1900 for his extraordinary Grand Bureau. He continued to use international fairs as a means of exploring new markets, exhibiting at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, the Liege in Belgium and the 1908 Franco-British exhibition in London. Linke’s highly original designs sprang from the Régence and Rococo styles but were imbued with something quite new – Rococo curves were laden with gilt-bronze sculptural mounts in the tradition of A.-C. Boulle (1642-1732) or Charles Cressent (1685-1758). Stylistically, the new designs still adhered to the Rococo; the novelty, however, was Linke’s fusion of the Rococo with the liveliness and the fluidity of the ‘art nouveau’. The Revue called Linke’s creations entierement nouveau, and continued to say that ‘Linke’s stand...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Ormolu-Mounted Corsite Napoleonite Centerpiece End 19th/Early 20th Century
By François Linke
Located in SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT, FR
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED CORSITE NAPOLÉONITE CENTERPIECE BY François Linke, PARIS, LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY The Dual-handled ovoid basin raised on a rectangular foot with a laur...
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19th Century French Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Other

A large Louis XV style ormolu mounted marquetry table vitrine by Linke
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
A large Louis XV style ormolu mounted marquetry table vitrine by Linke French, Late 19th Century Height 76cm, width 108cm, depth 67cm In the Louis XV...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Palatial Early 20th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Parquetry Bureau-François Linke
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
A very special and Palatial early 20th century Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted Mahogany and Bois Satine Parquetry Bureau a Cylindre by François Linke François Linke – Index Num...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Mahogany and Bronze Gueridon Made by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Mahogany Gueridon with a European marble top and gilt bronze inlays on a lozenge parquet frieze centered by a flanked gilt bronze mask and flowers emitting a cornucopia. The table is...
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1890s French Art Nouveau Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Late 19th Century French Ormolu-Mounted Kingwood and Satin Parquetry Games Table
By François Linke
Located in SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT, FR
Item: a French ormolu-mounted Kingwood and satin parquetry games table author: Fransois Linke Origin: Paris, France Special features: the left front angle mount signed F. LINKE, the ...
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Late 19th Century French Antique François Linke Furniture

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Satin, Kingwood

Louis XV Style Mahogany Vitrine by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A fine Louis XV style gilt-bronze mounted mahogany bombé vitrine by François Linke. Signed to the corner clasp 'F. Linke'. This elegant...
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Early 1900s French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Ormolu, Kingwood, Bois Satine and Parquetry Side Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
Ormolu, kingwood, bois satine and parquetry side table by Linke France, Late 19th/Early 20th century Dimensions: Height 86cm, width 81cm, depth 50cm Designed in the Louis XV st...
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Early 1900s French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Gueridon Marquetry by F.LINKE
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gueridon in marquetry with ormolu bronze, marble top. This gueridon with a central motif in the center that connect the four feet of rare elegance .this gueridon can be used both as...
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1890s French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

François Linke, Ormolu and Mahogany Secretaire After Riesener
By François Linke
Located in BARSAC, FR
Large Louis XVI style secretaire in mahogany marquetry in frames of light wood and ebony fillets, rich ornamentation of very finely chiseled gilt bronze such as flower garlands, inte...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Rare Belle Epoque Gilt-Bronze Mounted Vitrine Pedestal
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A rare Belle Epoque gilt-bronze mounted vitrine pedestal By François Linke, Paris. Signed 'F. Linke / Paris'. Reverse of the bronze mounts...
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Early 20th Century French François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

A Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bureau Plat by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Louis XV Style gilt-bronze mounted bureau plat by François Linke. The rectangular top inset with a green leather writing surface with gilt-tooled border, within a gilt-bronze su...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Louis XVI Style Oval Table by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Oval French side table, Louis XVI style, made of mahogany wood and gilt bronze (Ormolu), mounted on guéridon and marble top. In its design, we can distinguish that it has bronze garlands...
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1880s French Art Nouveau Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Important Exhibition Encrier by François Linke and Léon Messagé, circa 1900
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A very rare and important exhibition encrier by François Linke and Léon Messagé. French, circa 1900. Index number 709. Signed to the edge 'F. Linke'. This exceptional and ambitious encrier is modelled as two putti, each holding a standard and sitting on the water's edge, the two inkwells with hinged spirally-fluted covers with glass liners. This important inkwell is based on Léon Messagé's celebrated sculptural group 'La Source' and was originally intended by Linke to form part of his spectacular Stand at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. Like seven or eight other pieces originally intended for inclusion on the Stand, it would seem the encrier was a casualty of both Linke's over-ambitious production schedule and the financial burden that the manufacture of such ornate and high quality work imposed. It was eventually shown on the Stand in September after the gilding was finished by Picard at a cost of 90 French francs. The costs of the model were very high: some 2024 francs (of which Message's combined fee was 1158 francs 40 centimes), underlining the originality and complexity. The 1900 Exposition example was sold, along with three important pieces of furniture from the Stand (the Grand bureau and associated armchair, and the Bahut Louis XV Mars et Vénus), to the South African banker and diamond merchant Solomon Joel. A further six encriers were produced up until 1925. Object Literature: Payne, Christopher. François Linke, 1855-1946, The Belle Époque of French Furniture, p. 90, pl. 97; p. 149, pl. 157; p. 150; pp. 182-183, pls 197 & 198 as exhibited at the Liege exhibition in 1905 & p. 480 for the original notes in Linke's Blue daybook of the late 1890s. François Linke (1855 - 1946) was the most important Parisian cabinet maker of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and possibly the most sought after cabinet maker of his period. He was born in 1855 in the small village of Pankraz, in what is now the Czech Republic. Records show that Linke served an apprenticeship with the master cabinetmaker Neumann, then in 1875 at the age of 20 he arrived in Paris where he lived until he died in 1946. It is known that the fledgling Linke workshops were active in Paris in the Faubourg St. Antoine as early as 1881, and during this time he supplied furniture for other more established makers such as Jansen and Krieger. The quality of Linke's craftsmanship was unsurpassed by any of his contemporaries and reached its peak with his spectacular Stand at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900, where his Grand Bureau took the Gold Medal. He gambled his fortune and reputation on this Stand, exhibiting several breathtaking items of furniture with sculptural mounts of the most exceptional quality and proportion. His gamble worked and his reputation was established to such an extent that Linke continued to be the pre-eminent furniture house in Paris until the Second World War. As the Art Journal reported in 1900 on Linke's Stand: 'The work of M. Linke ... was an example of what can be done by seeking inspiration amongst the Classic examples of Louis XV and XVI without in any great sense copying these great works. M. Linke's work was original in the true sense of the word, and as such commended itself to the intelligent seeker after the really artistic things of the Exhibition. Wonderful talent was employed in producing the magnificent pieces of furniture displayed....' The formation of Linke's distinctive style was made possible by his collaboration with the sculptor Léon Messagé. Together Linke and Messagé designed furniture for Linke's 1900 exhibition Stand, with exuberant allegorical figures cast in high relief, that exemplified Linke's ability to seamlessly merge the different mediums of wood carving, bronze and marquetry into a dynamic unified whole. Today Linke is best known for the exceptionally high quality of his work, as well as his individualism and inventiveness. All of his work has the finest, most lavish mounts, very often applied to comparatively simple carcasses. The technical brilliance of his work and the artistic change that it represented were never to be repeated. Bibliography: Payne, Christopher. François Linke, (1855 - 1946), The Belle Époque of French Furniture, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2003. Meyer, Jonathan. Great Exhibitions - London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, 1851-1900, Antique Collectors' Club, (Woodbridge, UK), 2006; pp. 298 - 300. LeDoux - Lebard, Denise. Les Ébénistes du XIXe siècle, Les Editions de l'Amateur, (Paris), 1984; pp. 439-43. Revue Artistique & Industrielle, (Paris), July-August 1900. Coral Thomsen, D. (ed), The Paris Exhibition 1900, The Art Journal, 1901; p.341. Léon Messagé (1842-1901) had a brilliant, but short lived career. He is best known for his incredible sculptural collaboration with François Linke for the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. A gifted sculptor, Messagé was also responsible for much of the design and creative work for Roux et Brunet and Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener. Messagé enjoyed great success as a designer/sculptor before his collaboration with Linke. Indeed he was mentioned as a Gold Medal winner at the 1889 International Exhibition and was especially praised for his work on a cabinet by Zwiener. He came into contact with Linke in 1885 and it appears from then on Linke employed him on a regular basis. Messagé was primarily influenced by Rococo ornament but he strove to re-interpret it. He did not produce slavish copies, and his original approach can be appreciated in Linke's celebrated Grande Bibliothèque and Grand Bureau exhibited at the 1900 Paris Exposition Universelle. A number of drawings by Messagé are recorded and after his success at the exhibition of 1889 he was encouraged to publish his designs. 'Cahier...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Empire Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Marquetry Buffet Cabinet, by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
An Empire style gilt-bronze mounted marquetry buffet cabinet, by François Linke, Paris. This handsome buffet or side cabinet has its original Swedish green marble top. The veneers are of the finest figured acajou flammé. The frieze is fitted with a long drawer with citronnier and ebonised marquetry panel depicting a Etruscan chariot...
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19th Century French Empire Antique François Linke Furniture

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Kingwood Writing Table by Francois Linke
By François Linke
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
A Louis XVI style gilt-bronze mounted Kingwood veneered writing table with original inset green leather top. Signed F.Linke to front gilt bronze panelled drawer. Excellent original c...
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Early 1900s French Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

A Rare Belle Epoque Parquetry Inlaid Centre Table, By François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Rare Belle Epoque Gilt-Bronze Mounted Parquetry Inlaid Centre Table, By François Linke. The Mounts Designed by Léon Messagé. Signed 'F. Linke'. This opulent centre table has a beautifully patterned onyx top inset within a gilt-bronze moulded surround signed 'F. Linke'. The curved frieze centred to each side by a shell shaped mount. The front fitted with a central drawer. The apron mounted with swept acanthus and trailing hibiscus. The corners with female busts with ribbon-tied bodices. On cabriole legs. France, Circa 1900. Linke, François François Linke (1855 - 1946) was the most important Parisian cabinet...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Wood

Louis XV Style Vitrine with Vernis Martin Panels by François Linke, circa 1900
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Fine Louis XV Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Bombé Vitrine With Vernis Martin Panels, by François Linke. French, Circa 1900. Signed 'F. Linke' to one bronze mount. The reverse ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Bombé Form Marquetry Inlaid Pedestal by François Linke of Paris
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
A Marquetry-Inlaid Pedestal in the Louis XV Style Index no. 184 Of elegant bombé form with bookmatched kingwood crossbanding and floral marquetry to all sides on a bois satiné gr...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV François Linke Furniture

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Breccia Marble, Ormolu

Commode marquetry ormolu bronze by F.Linke
By François Linke
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Extremely high end louis XV style chest of drawers in marquetry ,marble top, ormolu bronze falls on the sides , finished with clogs on the front and back of the feet ,bear the mark ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Marble, Bronze

Regence Style Trellis Parquetry Bureau Plat by François Linke, circa 1890
By François Linke
Located in Brighton, West Sussex
A Magnificent Regence Style gilt bronze Mounted Trellis Parquetry Bureau Plat by François Linke. French, circa 1890. Linke Index No. 795. Signed to the gilt bronze border ‘F....
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Late 19th Century French Régence Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

Gilt Bronze Mounted Vitrine by François Linke
By François Linke
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Louis XV style vitrine by François Linke (1855 - 1946) Made of gilt bronze mounted wood, with a violet breccia marble top, front and beveled glass pa...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique François Linke Furniture

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Bronze

François Linke furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

François Linke furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of wood and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of François Linke furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by François Linke were created in the louis xv style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley, Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, and Maison Krieger. Prices for François Linke furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $3,200 and can go as high as $955,603, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $55,000.

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