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Lot 0043
H. 119 cm (46.8 in.), W. 102 cm (40 in.), Depth 36 cm (14 in.)
Signed on the keylock P. Sormani
Wood veneer, marble, gilt bronze
Circa 1870
A very fine Louis XVI style vitrine made in Rose- and Kingwood veneer, topped with moulded shaped Fleur de Pecher marble. Opening with a central glazed door and flanked with curved glazed sides. Mounted with fine chiselled bronze ornaments such cupids, water leaves friezes and acanthuses. Raised on four cabriole feet. The glass tablets are missing.
Paul Sormani, born in Italy in 1817, dead in 1877, specialized at first in the making of small furniture. He installed 1854 his workshops at the 114 rue du Temple in Paris. The Sormani company knew then a great success and was much in favour with the Imperial Family as well as with the Paris high society. Empress Eugenie furnished then her palaces in the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles, with some of Sormani s creations.
Item located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, please contact us if you want to make an appointment to see the item.


Good condition but the glass shelves are missing.

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A Vitrine by P. Sormani

Estimate €1,500 - €3,000Jul 29, 2018