A. B. Levy’s

Albert B. Levy was born with a love of beautiful objects and after graduating spent several years in San Francisco. He worked long hours at a downtown gallery and immersed himself in its estate collections, building up his knowledge on fine antique furniture, porcelain, art, glass and silver.

Levy soon realised his dream of opening his own gallery when he returned to Florida in 1989. It was here he opened Spencer Antiques on Worth Avenue with business associate Samuel Dweck.

Next the partners opened a sleek new gallery, AB.Levy Gallery, fulfilling Levy's vision of an ultra luxurious venue to showcase his superb collections. Two floors cascade with objects of art, crowning years of experience, miles of exotic travels and thousands of auctions, exhibits and private sales.

Quality is Levy's most important concern. He combs the globe to procure the rarest original objects and finest collectible art with an eye to fresh and authentic inventory.

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LARGE AND VERY FINE FRANCOIS LINKE ROLL TOP DESK

LARGE AND VERY FINE FRANCOIS LINKE ROLL TOP DESKFRENCH LATE 19TH TO EARLY 2OTH CENTURYBUREAU A CYLINDRE, INDEX NUMBER 393. PARIS..Acajou and satine cube-parquetry, gilt-tooled blue leather slide-out writing surface, one lock has been removed to reveal the Ct. Linke stamp within an oval, one of the shell-like handles with traces of the FL mark from the bronze master model.Height 48 3/4"; Width 57 7/8"; depth 31.25"Literature: C. Payne, Francois Linke, p. 422 for the desk of the same form, index number 442 with candlearms, shown in a period photograph at the Linke showrooms, Faubourg Saint-Antoine, Paris.Linke title: Bureaux cylindre Louis XV violette, et mosaique satine, marqueterie en medaillon sur le cylindre.The model first appears in the Blue Book 1-390 as index number 242, but it appears to have been made available shortly afterwards in a more elaborate version as Archive number 393. Linkes price list suggests a size 162 cm wide. However, this piece is possible a special commission at 147 cm.This complex version with cube parquetry appears in the Blue Daybook in 1900 as a commission for a Madame Seiler. Records show that the cabinetmaker Komarek started the first on March 18, 1900 and finished on May 13 of that year, working 456 hours at 80 centimes per hour. Provenance: Sothebys, 10/26/06, Lot 198.Read more

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A.B. Levy's Palm Beach
211 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Phone: 561.835.9139
E-mail: info@ablevys.com
A.B. Levy's West Palm Beach
Flamingo Building
1921 S. Dixie Hwy
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
Phone: 561.835.9139
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