A PAIR OF FRENCH TABLES DE CHEVET, POSS. SORMANIA pair of Louis XV/XVI transitional style gilt bronze mounted amaranth, kingwood, marquetry and parquetry tables de chevet possibly Paul Sormani, Paris fourth quarter 19th century Each with brass plates inscribed SORMANI PARIS/134 BOULD. HAUSSMANN and stamped SORMANI PARIS to the underside. height 29in (74cm); width 23in (58cm); depth 16in (40.5cm)
Good condition overall. With typical even fading, marks, scratches and light wear. Mounts very nicely cast. Pieces well constructed. Some even darkening and rubbing to mounts. Some lifting to marquetry to top. Tambour doors work well. One pull to one slightly compressed. One drawer lined with paper. Spotting to back of one. More notable darkening to sabots. Two keys.
A LOUIS XVI STYLE VITRINE CABINET, PAUL SORMANIA good quality Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted inlaid mahogany and bois satin_ vitrine cabinet Paul Sormani, Paris late 19th century One lockplate stamped P. Sormani, Paris/ 10, r Charlot height 67in (170cm); width 32in (81cm); depth 14in (36cm)Provenance: Property from a Private Collection, Malibu, California.Other Notes: Paul Sormani (1817 to 1877), was born in Venice where he trained as a cabinet maker. In 1847, he moved to Paris to open his first atelier specializing in fine quality French Kings style pieces. Sormani exhibited at the International Exhibitions in Paris in 1849, 1855, 1867, 1878 and 1900, and in London in 1862, winning numerous medals. Renowned as a maker of luxury furniture, he received commissions from the likes of Empress Eugenie, the wife of Emperor Napoleon III. When Paul Sormani died in 1877, his wife, Marie-Philippine, and his son, Paul-Charles, took over the business; from this date onwards, the firm's pieces were signed "Veuve Sormani & Fils." The firm closed in 1934.
Structurally sound. With an even medium red/brown color to timber. Mounts of good quality and even color and tone. Glass panels beveled. Interior with two glass shelves. Drawer lock stamped as stated. General marks, scratches, a few scattered nicked losses, rubbing and wear overall. Some spotting and darkening to some mounts. Veneer to base backboard and undertier cracking and lifting somewhat. One key.
FINE LOUIS XV STYLE TEA OR DRINKS CABINET IN THE MANNER...FINE LOUIS XV STYLE TEA OR DRINKS CABINET IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SORMANI
French, late 19th/early 20th century. In the manner of Francois Linke and Paul Sormani, after a similar model by Jean-Francois Oeben. The marquetry top with its original, bronze-mounted glass tray; the cabinet with convex and bombe sides that open to an interior with brass marquetry, raised on cabriole legs, with fine ormolu handles and mounts.
32 x 31 x 20 in. (81.3 x 78.7 x 50.8 cm.)
One side door with loose catch.
A Napoleon III Part-Ebonized Burl Amboyna Side Table
By Paul Sormani (French, 1817-1877), Circa 1870
the lock signed P. SORMANI 10 Rue / Charlot Paris.
Height 29 3/4 x width 17 1/4 x depth 12 7/8 inches.
PAUL SORMANI (1817-1877) ORMOLU-MOUNTED GLOVE BOXFrench Napoleon III period inlaid glove box, Paul Sormani (1817-1877), 114 Rue du Temple, Paris, second half 19th c., banded top, mother-of-pearl cartouche monogrammed L.P., silk-lined interior, rising on toupie feet, signed on the lock plate, approx 4.25"h, 12.5"w, 5"d, 2.5lbs
PAUL SORMANI LOUIS XVI STYLE 3 DRAWER COMMODEPaul Sormani, Italy (1817-1877). Louis XVI style 3 drawer commode, mixed wood with inlays, with circular bronze drawer pulls and Breche d' Alep marble top, raised on 4 short legs with bronze sabots. Brass plaque in top drawer engraved with 'Paul Sormani 10R Charlot Paris'. Measures 34.25"H x 33.5"W x 17.75"D.
LOUIS XV STYLE KINGWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY ENCOIGNURE, BY PAUL SORMANI, PARIS
LATE 19TH CENTURY the brêche marble brass banded top above a dummy frieze drawer and cupboard door with floral spray marquetry, opening to shelves and flanked by parquetry panels, raised on shaped square block feet, with gilt bronze mounts throughout, stamped twice SORMANI PARIS77cm wide, 94cm high, 51cm deep
A Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Bouillotte Lamp Paul Sormani (1817-1877) having a foliate cast screen inset with silk on a telescoping standard issuing floriform candle arms cups and bobeches raised on an acanthus leaf decorated base. Height 19 inches.
A French Perfume Casket Paul Sormani (1817-ca. 1877) Apprx. 7-1/2"W x 3-7/8"D x 4-1/2"H burl walnut insets in the sides and top brass stringing kingwood and satinwood edge banding small brass turned feet brass escutcheon inset engraved plaque "Mother" in the top. The interior clad in blue moire silk cord trim blue velvet with three fitted compartments for clear crystal perfume bottles with engraved grass hinged lids and interior glass stoppers. The lock plate is engraved "P. Sormani" and "10 Rue Charlot".
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