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A Fine and Grand Late 19th Century Transitional Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Vitrine/Bookcase By Paul Sormani

Item # 7726


Paul Sormani

A long marble top above a bronze frieze with two glass center doors and two side quarter veneered parquetry doors.

The inside lock signed “Sormani 134 Boul d Haussmann Paris”

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 – 63 inches / 160cm
Width – 82 inches / 208cm
Depth – 16 inches / 41cm

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