A Very Fine Pair of Transitional Style Gilt-Bronze and Vernis Martin Mounted Vitrines, by François Linke.
The lockplates inscribed ‘CT. Linke’.
This exceptional pair of vitrines each have a lower section incorporating three finely painted Watteauesque Vernis Martin panels, depicting romantic figures and musicians, and set with in an Arcadian landscape in the manner of the fête galante. The central frieze of each vitrine incorporates a finely chiselled gilt-bronze mounts of scrolling acanthus and foliate running pattern, centered by a mask of Apollo flanked by cornucopia and recumbent capra.
French, Circa 1890