Lot 40: A grand piano by Francois Linke, Paris, late 19th Cent

Lot 40: A grand piano by Francois Linke, Paris, late 19th Cent

Est: $125,000 - $200,000
Sold: $0

A.B. Levy's

July 11, 2019 2:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach , FL, US

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Item Overview

Description: François Linke (1855 - 1946) A grand piano by Francois Linke, Paris, late 19th Century,the musical instrument by Erard, Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted kingwood piano, signed Francois Linke, stamped Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener, the quarter veneered case inlaid with cartouche panels centering bouquets of blossoms and cattails, surmounted by a hinged lid within cast ribbon tied reeded borders, opening to a satinwood veneered interior inscribed Par Brevet divination/Seb. & Pre Erard/13 & 21 rue du Mail Paris, signed Erard/Paris above the keypad, over scalloped sides and a lyre form pedal support, raised on six cabriole legs, each headed by pierced foliate mounts and ending in lion paw and bun feet; signed F. Linke on the upper right foliate mount. height 38in (96cm); width 4ft 6in (1.37m); length 7ft 2in (2.18m) catalogue note Further inspection has revealed that the interior of some of the bronze mounts are impressed with the initials 'ZJ', the mark of Joseph-Emmanuel Zwiener. A nearly identical piano with the same configuration of Linke's signature and Zwiener's initials was sold at Christie's London (October 1999, lot 182), with the speculation that movement was provided by Erard to Zwiener, who then began the casting work on the piano but passed it off to Linke to complete when Zwiener moved to Berlin in 1898. Another possibility put forth is that the piano was completely made by Zwiener but retailed by Linke.

Condition Report: Overall in good condition and presentation. Tarnishing to original gilding of bronze. The carcass with the usual minor chips, dents and scratches consistent with age and use. The instrument will need to be tuned. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by A.B. Levy's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

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Jewelry,Glass,Antiques & Chinese Works of Art

By A.B. Levy's

July 11, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

West Palm Beach , FL, US

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Buyer's Premium

28.0%
From:To:Increment:
$0$299$25
$300$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$4,999$250
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000+$25,000

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