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A Transitional Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Amboyna Dressing Table, Attributed to François Linke.

French, Circa 1900.

This fine amboyna dressing table has a kidney shaped top with gilt-bronze encadrement and a superstructure supporting an oval mirror flanked by gilt-bronze scrolling candle arms, above three frieze drawers and raised on delicate cabriole legs headed by acanthus mounts and terminating in cast paw feet.

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.

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Height : 147 cm 58 inches Width : 130 cm 51 inches Depth : 68 cm 27 inches

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