A Side Cabinet in the Transitional Manner
By François Linke
Constructed from kingwood and amaranth, the side cabinet of a design traditionally described as a meuble d’appui, extensively ormolu-mounted, of rectangular form with concave sides, rising from cabriole legs with acanthus leaf sabots and espagnolettes, the trapezoidal central panel exhibiting complex cubed parquetry work delineated within ormolu borders, the sides decorated in a conforming manner, with an inset Breccia marble top above the double-register ormolu frieze of scrolling foliage with a central trophy plaque. The lockplate stamped by the maker.
French, circa 1900