An ormolu mounted mahogany and bois satine vitrine table by Linke

By Linke, François (French, 1855-1946)


Made by the pre-eminent ébéniste Linke, this superb object is a gilt-bronze mounted mahogany table, demonstrative of the best of Parisian furniture.


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Crafted from mahogany and mounted with ormolu, this excellent bois satine vitrine table was made by Francois Linke, an important and highly regarded maker around the turn of the twentieth century. It features a hinged oval shape lid placed above an entrelac frieze. Its fluted legs support a conforming under-tier, and it is inscribed 'F Linke' to the left of the lower leg, and also stamped 'LINKE' to the right of the lower leg mount. The lock-plate is further stamped 'CT LINKE/SERRUERIE/PARIS/82,' and one original key is likewise stamped '82.'

A beautiful floral frieze decorates the outside of the main body of the table, with caryatid-like female figures mounted on the tops of each of the four legs, below which further floral decoration trails down the front of each tapering leg. Of the exceptional level of quality which typifies Linke's output, this fine piece is as functional as it is elegant, suitable both as a table and as a luxury display piece, with its glass-lid body, and it would make an enviable addition to any fine interior.


Artist / Maker
By Linke, François (French, 1855-1946)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Belle Époque
Glass, Mahogany, Ormolu (Gilt Bronze)
Brown, Clear, Gold


76 cm / 29.9 inches
70.5 cm / 27.6 inches
52 cm / 20.5 inches


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