A Late 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Vitrine By Paul Sormani
Item # CC398
Bronze gallery above a centred glass door, flanked by glass panels, four bronze mounted tapering legs joined by a bronze mounted shelf.
Signed P. Sormani 10 Rue Charlot Paris to the lock.
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 – 62 inches / 157cm
Width – 37 inches / 94cm
Depth – 15 inches / 38cm
Maker – Paul Sormani