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19th Century Kingwood Display Cabinet With Ormolu Mounts By Francois Linke


£2,950 | $3,743 USD | €3,357 EUR
Item Number: SA1034282
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Lee Hawkins Antiques & Interiors
This antique has been viewed 23 times in the past month with the most views from Germany.


Exquisite 19th Century Kingwood Display Cabinet with Ormolu Mounts By Francois Linke
Stunning 19th century Kingwood Display Cabinet by Francois Linke. Impeccably crafted with brass inlays and lavish ormolu mounts, this cabinet transcends time, embodying the essence of the Belle Époque era.
The cabinet is fashioned from luxurious kingwood, known for its rich hues and intricate grain patterns. Brass inlays adorn the surface, accentuating the wood's natural beauty and adding a touch of sophistication.
Crowned with a moulded edge marble top, the cabinet exudes refinement. The marble not only adds a layer of elegance but also provides a sturdy surface for displaying cherished items.
The front showcases a glazed hinged door that opens to a mirrored interior, creating a sense of depth and showcasing your treasures with grace. Adjustable shelves offer versatility in arranging and displaying your collectibles.
Resting on leaf cast brass cabriole legs, the cabinet's base is adorned with intricate detailing. These legs not only provide stability but also contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal.
Ormolu mounts, finely crafted and strategically placed, elevate the cabinet to a level of pure extravagance. Each mount is a testament to the era's dedication to artistic excellence.
Dimensions: Height: 137cm x Width: 69cm x Depth: 41cm
François Linke was a renowned French cabinetmaker known for his exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite furniture designs. He lived during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and left a lasting legacy in the world of decorative arts
François Linke was born on June 10, 1855, in Bohemia, which is now part of the Czech Republic. He later moved to France, where he established his career. Linke founded his own furniture workshop in Paris in 1881. His workshop quickly gained a reputation for producing some of the finest furniture in the Belle Époque and Art Nouveau styles.
Linke was known for his intricate and opulent designs, often featuring elaborate ormolu (gilded bronze) mounts, exquisite marquetry, and innovative mechanical features.
His work was strongly influenced by the styles of Louis XV and Louis XVI, as well as the artistic and architectural trends of his time.
Linke's exceptional craftsmanship attracted the attention of European royalty and nobility. He received commissions from prestigious clients, including King Edward VII of the United Kingdom and King Alfonso XII of Spain.
Linke's work was featured in several international exhibitions, including the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1900, where he was awarded a gold medal.
He also received recognition at the 1902 Turin International Exhibition.
François Linke's furniture pieces are highly regarded for their quality, artistry, and attention to detail.
François Linke's work has had a lasting impact on the world of furniture design, and his pieces are considered some of the finest examples of French decorative arts. His legacy lives on through the appreciation of collectors and connoisseurs who value the beauty and craftsmanship of his creations.


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 137 cm (53.9")
Width = 69 cm (27.2")
Depth = 41 cm (16.1")

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Lee Hawkins Antiques & Interiors
Unit 15
Palmers Vale Business Centre
Palmerston Road
CF63 2XA
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