A French 19th Century Transitional St. Mahogany And Ormolu Armoire Signed F. Linke
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Transitional st. two door mahogany and ormolu armoire signed F. Linke. The armoire is raised on cabriole legs with ormolu sabots, chutes and top ormolu mounts. The paneled sides and doors have ormolu borders, accented by ormolu rosettes, and exquisite richly chased ormolu laurel wreaths tied by bows at the bottom. The very impressive top frieze has finely chased ormolu mounts with scrolled foliage designs, and a central bow, arrows and flame of prosperity, flanked at each side with exceptional ormolu ram heads and draping foliate garlands. Inside lay two shelves and three drawers. All below the solid Fleur de Pêcher marble top. All original patina and gilt throughout.