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Louis XVI Style Gris Trianon 'Trianon Gray' Vitrine / Cabinet by François Linke

$45,867.65

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This rare 19th century Gris Trianon (Trianon Gray) Louis XVI style Vitrine / display cabinet / china cabinet by François Linke is constructed of oak and has its original (and unusual) painted grey-green finish. The vitrine was part of a larger group of French Gris Trianon furniture purchased from an aristocratic palace in Madrid, Spain. Please note the illustration of this actual vitrine, showing it in the palace dining room, with the pictures above. The split front cabinet has four glass shelves and a fully mirrored back, and features finely carved neoclassical decorative elements such as rosettes, raised and three-dimensional hanging laurel garlands and beautifully scrolled legs. On the interior plate of the functioning lock (key included) can be found the stamp of influential furniture maker François Linke, "CT LINKE SERRURERIE PARIS". This speaks to the vitrine's beautiful design and high quality of its construction. The color "Gris Trianon" is named for the Petit Trianon à Versailles, a neoclassical style château located on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles and best known as the private retreat of Marie-Antoinette, where this particular shade was used extensively for wall coverings, decorative elements and furniture. "Trianon Gray" has a continued association with luxury, notable as the color of canvas chosen for the first Louis Vuitton trunks (made 1858-1876) as well as being the favorite color of Christian Dior, which he used to decorate his couture house at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. For this reason, the color is also referred to as "Montaigne Gray," and has been a staple of Dior fashion collections since. There are some scratches in the silvering of the mirrored back, and some paint has worn from the raised areas of the intricately carved exterior, adding a unique character to the piece.

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