A French late 19th century walnut, amaranth and fruitwood marquetry table à ouvrage  <BR />by Paul Sormani in the Louis XVI style
Lot 45
A French late 19th century walnut, amaranth and fruitwood marquetry table à ouvrage
by Paul Sormani in the Louis XVI style
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,308) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A French late 19th century walnut, amaranth and fruitwood marquetry table à ouvrage
by Paul Sormani
in the Louis XVI style
inlaid with a flower-filled twin handled urn with a bow and arrows below on a lambrequin draped table, acorn leaves, husks and scrolling foliage, the hinged rectangular top with D-shaped ends, above one drawer, on ring turned and stop fluted tapering legs joined by a shaped X-stretcher terminating in toupie feet, the lock engraved: 'P. Sormani, á Paris, 114 Rue du Templis', 70.5cm wide x 42.5cm deep x 71.5cm high, (27.5" wide x 16.5" deep x 28" high)

Footnotes

  • Paul Sormani was born in Venice in 1817. The highly successful business he established at 114, rue du Temple in Paris, was relocated to 10, rue Charlot during the 1860s. On Paul's death, in 1867, the firm was taken over by his wife and son, and then renamed 'VEUVE P.SORMANI ET FILS'. Later on, his son, also called Paul Sormani, took over sole control of the business.

    The firm produced furniture in a variety of styles, including pieces of exceptional quality in both the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. They exhibited at all the major exhibitions of the period, winning medals in 1849, 1855, 1867, 1878, 1889 and 1900 (C. Mestdagh, "l'Ameublement d'Art Français, 1850-1900").
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