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French Belle Époque Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Dining Chairs

$58,950per set
$74,500per set20% Off

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A fine set of fourteen, French, 19th-20th century Belle Époque Louis XV style mahogany and ormolu-mounted dining chairs, comprising of twelve chairs and two armchairs, all with cane backs and seats and padded flat pillows, with floral and banded gilt bronze mounts. The frames stamped "FL", attributed to François Linke, Paris, circa 1900.  The cane seats on the chairs need repair or replacement as well as the cane backs on two chairs. Fabric on pads are worn. They will benefit from being completely re-upholstered removing cane. Armchairs height: 39 inches (99.1 cm) Armchairs width: 23 inches (58.4 cm) Armchairs depth: 24 1/2 inches (62.2 cm) Chairs height: 38 inches (96.5 cm) Chairs width: 17 1/2 inches (44.5 cm) Chairs depth: 20 3/8 inches (51.8 cm) Seats height: 18 inches (45.7 cm) François Linke (1855-1946) was undoubtedly the most important Parisian ébéniste of his time. Having served an apprenticeship in his hometown of Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke arrived in Paris in 1875 and set up independent workshops at 170, rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in 1881 and later also at 26, Place Vendôme. By the time of the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle, Linke's worldwide reputation as a master of high individualism and inventiveness was already established and unmatched by his contemporaries. His success at the 1900 Exhibition afforded Linke a high degree of financial stability and allowed him to pursue new markets by exhibiting at subsequent international fairs. Like the inventories of contemporaries such as Beurdeley and Dasson, Linke's oeuvre included copies and adaptations of the distinct styles of 18th century important and royal French furniture. His most extravagant exhibition pieces, however, combined the Louis XV style with the new Art Nouveau style. Linke's frequent collaborator for his designs was the celebrated sculptor Léon Messagé. In 1904, he was made Officier de L'Instruction Publique, and in 1905 he was called to be a member of the Jury of the Liège exhibition. Following his stands in the St. Louis (U.S.A.) exhibition in 1904 and the Liège exhibition in 1905, Linke was decorated with the highest distinction of France, the Croix de la Légion d'Honneur, on October 11, 1906.

Details

  • Attributed to
    François Linke (Cabinetmaker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 23 in. (58.42 cm)Depth: 24.50 in. (62.23 cm)Seat Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 14
  • Style
    Louis XV (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor fading. All in original condition with age wear. The cane seats on the chairs need repair or replacement as well as the cane backs on two chairs. Fabric on pads are worn. They will benefit from being completely re-upholstered removing cane. Sold AS IS.
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Ref.: A994 1stDibs: LU1796212672902

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    Ships From: Los Angeles, CA
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    This item cannot be returned.

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