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Pair of French Mahogany & Gilt Gaines

Attributed to Francois Linke index number 56

A matched pair of late 19th century, Paris, mahogany and gilt bronze mounted Gaines. The square marble tops, one rouge griotte the other verde antico, with pierced metal gallery, above panelled friezes and acanthus scroll mounts, each stand with one concealed drawer, released by spring, and a slide to side, supported by four slender square tapering legs ending in gilt sabots and united by up-curved stretcher with central finial. Mounts stamped ‘EB’ to reverse. It is described as a stand or gaine and titled by Linke as Pedestal Louis XVI acajou et bronzes dorĂ©s, index number 56. It was available with or without a slide and a drawer, priced between 400 and 500 francs.

Height 33 1/2″

Depth 10 1/4″

Width 10 1/4″

Circa 1895