A Fantastic Pair of Late 19th Century Louis XVI Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Demilune Vitrines By Paul Sormani
Item # CC712
Each with balustrade galleries and raised on spiral decorated legs joined by a stretcher centered by a bronze urn.
Both vitrines signed P. Sormani 10 Rue Charlot Paris to the locks.
Paul Sormani (1817-1877), was born in Venice in 1817, and was a maker of fine ‘meubles de luxe’. His work was described in the catalogue of the 1867 Exposition Universelle as: ‘toute sa production révèle une qualité d’exécution de tout premier ordre’.
Sormani exhibited in Paris in 1849, 1855, 1862, 1867, 1878 and 1900, and in London in 1862, winning numerous medals. Amongst the items Sormani exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle were a Louis XV style bureau and a Louis XVI style commode both based on originals held in the Jones Collection at the South Kensington Museum.
Height – 75 inches / 191cm
Width – 30 inches / 76cm
Depth – 18 inches / 46cm
Maker – Paul Sormani