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Our Reproduction Masterpiece of a French Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted veneer inlaid and marquetry center-coffee-table,
After the model by Jean-Henri Riesener, By François Linke, Paris, Late 19th Century
The shaped rectangular top each corner with a circular floral ormolu rosette, the ormolu border above a central frieze drawer to the front, the sides and back each centered by a rectangular ormolu panel inlaid with playful cherubs, on tapering fluted ormolu mounted octagonal legs and acanthus-cast sabots.
PRODUCTION PER REQUEST
Shipping by Airmail to any international airport in the U.S.A
Shipping time two weeks to be delivered to the states.
We pack your furniture order with a layer of sponge then anti-adhesion paper preventing harming the surface of the furniture.
Cardboard, to protect the product from any potential shock during transportation.
Bubble wrap to prevent any water to go to inside,
Foam to give extra protection,
Then another cover of triple layer cardboard,
Fragile items are finely encapsulated and carefully placed in wooden box.
Wooden crates / boxes can be applied to all furniture order per client request.
Jean-Henri Riesener, (born July 4.1734, Gladbeck, Münster [Germany]—died Jan. 6.1806, Paris, France), the best-known cabinetmaker in France during the reign of Louis XVI. Riesener was the son of an usher in the law courts of the elector of Cologne. After moving to Paris he joined the workshop of Jean-François Oeben in 1754, and, when Oeben died in 1763, Riesener was put in charge of the workshop and later married his master's widow. He made his name by completing and delivering to Louis XV the famous bureau du roi ("king's desk"), begun by Oeben. In 1774 he was made royal cabinetmaker and from then onward was the regular supplier of furniture to the queen, Marie-Antoinette. Although he was one of the most versatile of cabinetmakers, his services were in little demand during the French Revolutionary period because of his political status. Riesener used both European and exotic woods, with a preference for mahogany; he occasionally used lacquer and mother-of-pearl to enrich the surfaces of his works. His finished style was pure Louis xvi, with its rectilinear side view and harmonious ornamentation.
(1855-1946) is considered by many to have been the greatest Parisian cabinet maker of his day. Born in Pankraz, Bohemia, Linke moved to Paris in 1875, and by 1900 had earned a worldwide reputation as a master of high quality furniture. Linke won International acclaim at the 1900 Exposition in Paris, and again won gold medals at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the Liege in 1905 and the Franco-British Exposition in 1908.
Linke produced four similar stands #512 each with four glazed sides for King Rama V of Thailand for the Royal Grand Palace. Currently on display at the Vimanmek Mansion in Bangkok, Thailand. (Christopher Payne, Francois Linke 1855-1946, the Belle Epoque of French Furniture, Antique Collector's Club, Woodbridge, 2003, pp. 254-257).